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Twelve remaining missionaries kidnapped in Haiti finally free

Twelve remaining missionaries who were among 17 kidnapped by the notorious 400 Mawozo gang in Haiti have now all been released.


The release of the remaining 12 missionaries comes just eleven days after the release of three others on the 5th of December. Some two weeks prior to that, the gang released two missionaries described as sick adults.

A source with knowledge of the first two releases told The Miami Herald that no ransom was paid even though the 400 Mawozo gang leader, Wilson Joseph, had threatened to kill all the missionaries if his gang didn’t receive $1 million each for their release.

When the kidnapping occurred, the abducted group included six men, six women and five children, of which 16 are Americans and one is Canadian. They ranged in age at the time of their kidnapping from 8 months old to 48 years old.


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