Sudan: abductors demand large ransom for priests’ release
January 23, 2012
The kidnappers of two Sudanese priests are demanding the exorbitant ransom of 500,000 Sudanese pounds ($185,000) for their release. Per capita GDP in the north African nation stands at only $2,300.
Cardinal Gabriel Wako of Khartoum is attempting to secure the priests’ release in a manner that does not encourage the kidnapping of other priests, sources told the Fides news agency.
- The kidnappers of the two priests have demanded a ransom for their release (Fides)
- Sudan: kidnapped priests are alive; negotiations begin for their release (CWN, 1/19)