Timeline of events in journalist’s captivity

Aug 23, 2008: Lindhout is abducted along with Australian freelancephotographer Nigel Brennan, Somali guide and reporter AbdifatahMohammed Elmi and two Somali drivers.
Published : November 26, 2009

What happened over the 15-month captivity of Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout:

Aug 23, 2008: Lindhout is abducted along with Australian freelance photographer Nigel Brennan, Somali guide and reporter Abdifatah Mohammed Elmi and two Somali drivers.

Aug 26 Media freedom advocacy group Reporters Without Borders says Lindhout and her fellow abductees have not been harmed and are being kept in acceptable conditions.

Sept. 3 Media reports emerge that government officials have made contact with the kidnappers and that negotiations have begun.

Sept. 8 Reporters Without Borders says abductors are demanding a $2.5-million US ransom.

Oct. 13 Kidnappers reportedly tell an Iranian news correspondent that Lindhout and Brennan will be killed if the ransom is not paid within 15 days.

Jan. 16, 2009: National Union of Somali Journalists says Elmi and two Somali drivers are released.

June 10 CTV reports receiving a call from Lindhout, during which she says she is being held in chains in a windowless room.

Aug. 22 Lindhout and Brennan families issue a joint statement to mark one year since the kidnapping.

Nov. 25 Lindhout and Brennan are freed in Mogadishu.

 
 
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