Tag: Kjartan Sekkingstad

Suspected kidnapper of Norwegian national in 2015 arrested in Manila on Christmas Eve

The key suspect in the 2015 kidnapping of Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, Canadian John Ridsdel and Robert Hall and Hall’s Fillipina girlfriend Marines Flor was arrested in Manila, Philippines on Christmas Eve according to The Philippine National Police (PNP). Kjartan Sekkingstad is manager of Holiday Ocean View resort in Samal Island where the four hostages were…

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…