Three other North American missionaries are released in Haiti and there are already 12 who remain kidnapped since October

Three missionaries who were kidnapped in October near Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, were released, as announced Monday in a release Christian Aid Ministries, the religious organization to which they belong.

After that announcement, there are already five people who have been released, while another 12 remain in captivity.

“They are safe and appear to be in good spirits. As in the previous statement, we are unable to provide the names of those released, the circumstances of their release or any other details,” the organization explained.

The kidnapping took place on October 16 after the group of missionaries – made up of Americans and a Canadian – visited an orphanage on the outskirts of the capital.

Five minors

The ages of the adults in captivity vary from 18 to 48 years, but the group also included five children of 8 months, 3, 6, 13 and 15 years.

In late October, Jake Sullivan, the US National Security Advisor, announced the deployment of a “significant number” of means to secure the release of the hostages.

As a reward for liberation, the criminals asked a million dollars for each kidnapped. The gang taking credit for the action, 400 Mawozo, posted a threatening video. “I swear on the thunderclap that if I don’t get what I’m asking for, I’m going to shoot these Americans a bullet in the head,” said their leader, Wilson Joseph.

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