Sunday, November 14, 2010

British yacht couples are now free after $ 1 million ransom was paid

The pirates had originally demanded a £4.2million ransom for the Chandlers, who have no children. The ransom which liberated the Chandlers will inevitably raise fears that the wrong message has gone out: kidnapping pays. Seizing rich people and selling them back to their families is big business from Iraq and Afghanistan to South American drug countries such as Colombia.But it is most rampant among pirates operating from Somalia, a failed state since 1991, where in some regions ransom money is practically the only source of income and whole towns thrive on it. Read more…


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