Yemen kidnappers free Dutch couple

SANAA : A Dutch couple kidnapped in Yemen six months ago have been freed in the capital Sanaa, the two countries announced on Tuesday. The couple, in good health, will be flown back home on Wednesday, they said, without giving details on the abductors or how the pair’s release was secured. “Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her partner Boudewijn Berendsen, abducted since June 8, have been freed,” a security official said, quoted by Yemen’s state news agency Saba. “The kidnappers freed the Dutch couple in an area near the embassy of the Netherlands and they are in a good health condition,” Saba reported, without giving details.

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