#BreakingNews 3 More Hostages Released in Haiti but 6 Remain as Kidnapped by Gang


 
12 days after the kidnapping of 10 people by the “400 Mawozo” gang  the kidnappers released 3 of the 9 people held captive. (See: https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2021/04/breakingnews-5-priests-2-nuns-and-3-lay.html )

These are 3 Haitian religious (out of 5): Sister Anne-Marie Dortellus, Father Hugues Baptiste and Lovely Joseph; said Father Loudger Mazile  the Spokesperson for the Conference of Bishops of Haiti.

The two French religious: Father Michel Briand (67 years old) and Sister Agn├Ęs Bordeau (80 years old) as well as 2 Haitian religious and 2 lay people remain captive.

On April 14, the kidnappers agreed to release for ransom one of their hostages (the mother of father Jean Arnel Joseph), after his family had managed to raise the sum of $ 50,000.

It is not known if a ransom was paid for the release of these 3 hostages. The kidnappers initially demanded $ 1 million in ransom to free all their hostages.

For its part, the Church excludes any ransom payment "a life cannot be bought like a commodity" declared Father Gilbert Peltro, Secretary General of the Haitian Conference of Religious.

Source: Haiti Libre and Vatican News 

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