Tag: Abu Sayyaf

Progress in Filipino hostage saga – Norwegian is last victim held

A 9-months hostage deadlock in the Philippines finally seemed to loosen up when Filipina hostage, Marites Flor, was released by the militant Abu Sayyaf-group Friday June 24. Last hostage held by the group is Norwegian citizen, Kjartan Sekkingstad. Now President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to help in negotiations for the release of Sekkingstad, the only victim left…