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CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against person and reputation - Kidnapping, hostage taking and abduction - Hostage taking

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:59 PM  

Trial of Ader, charged with unlawfully taking Lindhout hostage in Somalia and conveying threats to kill her with the intention of inducing any other person or government to pay a ransom, contrary to s. 279.1(2) of the Criminal Code. Lindhout was a Canadian citizen and a freelance journalist. Brennan was an Australian citizen and a photographer. In August 2008, Lindhout and Brennan travelled to Somalia, intending to report on the conditions in displaced persons camps near Mogadishu, Somalia. They were taken hostage by an unidentified group...