Monday, May 24, 2010

Yemen: American Couple Kidnapped

Two American tourists were kidnapped in Yemen, in the capital city of Sanaa. This is not unusual for Yemen, unfortunately. In the last decade, there have been a number of kidnappings. The good news is that the kidnappers are tribesmen. The tribes have kidnapped people in the past, for political reasons, and these peoples are generally returned in good health. It's been when Al-Qaeda kidnaps people in Yemen that they die. So, as scary as the situation is for the families, it will probably turn out alright.

This hasn't showed up in the Yemen Times yet, but they do have an article on two Chinese men who had been kidnapped and are now free.

No comments: