November 15 2010
A British couple has been released by Somali pirates after a ransom was apparently paid, the Daily Telegraph (U.K.) reports.
Paul and Rachel Chandler were freed Monday in central Somalia after being held since Oct. 23, 2009.
Various media reports put the ransom from 300,000 pounds (US$482,366) to 620,000 pounds (US$996,890).
The British government says it refuses to pay ransoms to Somali pirates, raising questions about the alleged payment. The bulk of the money was said to...
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