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SOMALI PIRATES: British hostage freed after six months

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Judith Tebbutt

SOMALIA. A British hostage, Judith Tebbutt, 56, has been freed in Somalia, six months after she was seized and her husband killed in Kenya, BBC reports.

Tebbutt’s family paid a ransom for her, after which was flown to Nairobi, Kenya.

Talking to reporters she said she was “very relieved” and looking forward to seeing her son, Oliver. Her husband David, 58, was shot by a gang of six men at their remote holiday resort in Kiwayu, north of Lamu island, according to the BBC.

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