Ro­ma­nian held by al-Qaeda-linked fight­ers de­mands re­lease

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A Ro­ma­nian mineworker kid­napped by an al-Qaeda af­fil­i­ate last year ap­peared in a video urg­ing his gov­ern­ment to se­cure his re­lease as soon as pos­si­ble. Iu­lian Ghergut was taken on April 4, 2015, when five armed men at­tacked a man­ganese mine in Tam­bao. Mr Ghergut, heav­ily bearded and squint­ing slightly, says he is in good health in the video, dated Septem­ber 21. Speak­ing in a thick French ac­cent, he urged Ro­ma­nia to se­cure his re­lease quickly.

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