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Italian hostages released by Niger kidnappers

Two Italian tourists freed in Libya after being kidnapped in August in Niger denounced their captors on Saturday as bandits and said they were mistreated during their ordeal. “They initially told us they were taking us hostage to highlight their demands for Niger’s government to respect human rights,” Claudio Chiodi told a news conference in the Libyan capital Tripoli. “But at the end we discovered that their motives were personal gains. They are bandits,” he said, adding: “Our conditions were very bad. We lived without food and water for two weeks.” Full Story

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