On Could 3, we informed you about the mysterious disappearance of the two Germans sailing with their boat, the M/V Catherine, amongst Palawan and the Sulu islands. Yesterday military officials informed they have verified that the two lacking German tourists were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and are currently being held “unharmed” by the Al-Qaeda connected gunmen in their jungle encampments in the south.
An military spokesperson informed that the govt has requested troops to find the Germans in Sulu province and make sure their secure restoration. He also reported that the Abu Sayyaf is keeping about 10 hostages, which includes the Germans and two other Europeans kidnapped two years in the past.
Henrike Dielen and Stefan Okonek ended up taken at gunpoint from their yacht M/V Catherine among Malaysia’s Sabah condition on Borneo Island and the western Philippine province of Palawan around April 26, 2013.
- May possibly 26, 2014 M/V Catherine – no update On Could 3 and 4 we wrote about the vanished crew of M/V Catherine off the shores of southern Palawan. Up to now neither our contacts in […]
- October 18, 2014 Abducted Germans are free of charge Kidnapped Germans, Stefan Victor Okonek and Henrike Diesen, are free of charge. Immediately after a race in opposition to the clock, the 2 hostages were being freed yesterday […]
- May 3, 2014 M/V Catherine A week in the past, a yacht, the M/V Catherine had been identified its crew missing. One particular of our sources in Palawan despatched us the letter underneath. We publish […]
- May perhaps 4, 2014 M/V Catherine – update Yesterday we educated you that a week ago, a yacht, the M/V Catherine, experienced been observed its crew missing. 1 of our contacts in Palawan […]
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