Kjartan Sekkingstad - updates

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Duterte vs drugs, Abu Sayyaf hostages, US attacks | 12PM wRap

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:51 PM

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Duterte on freed hostage: We kept our promise to Norway

Sep 18, 2016 - 10:49 PM

The President s personal commitment even before he took office has been crucial to solve this issue says Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Erik Førner

FREED HOSTAGE. Kjartan Sekkingstad (seated, 2nd from left) is presented to President  Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City on September 18, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Freed Norwegian hostage: 'Lucky to be alive'

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED Freed Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad thanks President Rodrigo Duterte after his release The Norwegian government maintains it did not pay ransom to the Abu Sayyaf

FREE. Kjartan Sekkingstad prepares to board a helicopter bound for Davao City to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte. The Abu Sayyaf freed him after a year in captivity. Photo by Nickee Butlangan/AFP

Freed Norwegian, Indonesian hostages headed home

Sep 18, 2016 - 2:04 PM

UPDATED The hostages released by the Abu Sayyaf group two days apart are finally homebound after their ordeal

FREE. Lt General Mayoralgo dela Cruz, Westmincom chief (2nd from right), with freed Indonesian hostages (in blue) and Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu i Zamboanga City on September 18, 2016. Rappler sourced photo

Abu Sayyaf frees Norwegian hostage in Sulu

Sep 17, 2016 - 3:38 PM

3rd UPDATE The Abu Sayyaf frees Norwegian national Kjartan Sekkingstad after having received ransom of P30 million Earlier Duterte said a ransom of P50 million had been paid

ASG HOSTAGES. Masked gunmen surround Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) hostages in a jungle setting earlier this year. Video screengrab from SITE Intelligence Group

P50-M ransom paid to Abu Sayyaf for Norwegian hostage – Duterte

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says ransom has been paid for Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad who has yet to be released by the Abu Sayyaf

RANSOM PAID. President Rodrigo Dutere updates reporters on Norwegian kidnap victim Kjartan Sekkingstad, who is being held by the Abu Sayyaf, on August 25, 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/ Rappler

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Aug 25, 2016 - 12:20 PM

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Duterte vows to 'destroy' Abu Sayyaf after new beheading

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:16 AM

After hearing reports of the beheading of a teenage Abu Sayyaf hostage Duterte vows to be harsh against the terrorist group

'DESTROY THEM.' President Rodrigo Duterte interacts with soldiers belonged to Joint Task Force Sulu during his visit to Sulu, stomping ground of the Abu Sayyaf on August 12. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

Norwegian envoy to Duterte: Thank you for doing this

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:13 PM

The Philippines president elect promises to help negotiate the release of a Norwegian held captive by terrorist group Abu Sayyaf

STILL HOSTAGE. Norway's ambassador Erik Forner meets with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and freed kidnap victim Marites Flor to discuss the situation of Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad. Screengrab from RTVM video

AFP: No conspiracy with Abu Sayyaf

Jun 18, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The Armed Forces says in a statement commanders on the ground are in full control of our troops and are focused on their primary mission of getting these criminals and saving the hostages

TIGHT SECURITY. Filipino soldiers stand guard at a military checkpoint during Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's trip to the island of Sulu, southern Philippines, on June 15, 2016, after the murder of Canadian national Robert Hall. Photo by Ben Hajan/EPA

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Jun 15, 2016 - 7:27 PM

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Duterte’s cabinet, Abu Sayyaf, Norway gender change | 6PM wRap

May 16, 2016 - 7:35 PM

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Abu Sayyaf threatens hostages in video warning

May 04, 2016 - 1:48 AM

The trio – from Canada Norway and the Philippines – appeal for help from the Philippine and Canadian governments in a video uploaded to YouTube

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Apr 26, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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Aquino orders rescue of foreign hostages

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:11 PM

President Aquino orders the AFP and PNP to rescue the 4 hostages after the Abu Sayyaf announced the possible beheading of one of the kidnap victims

HELD FOR RANSOM. The three foreigners say the Abu Sayyaf is demanding P1 billion ransom each for their release. Video screengrab from SITE Intelligence Group

PH gov't reiterates 'no ransom' policy amid Abu Sayyaf threat

Mar 12, 2016 - 6:08 PM

Malacañang stands firm on its policy two days after the Abu Sayyaf set a one month deadline on its ransom payment demand for the release of 3 foreigners

HELD FOR RANSOM. The three foreigners say the Abu Sayyaf is demanding P1 billion ransom each for their release. Video screengrab from SITE Intelligence Group

Abu Sayyaf set ransom deadline for held foreigners

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Canadian tourists John Ridsdel and Robert Hall Norwegian resort manager Kjartan Sekkingstad and Filipina Marites Flor are seized from yachts at a marina in the southern Philippines in September

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Abu Sayyaf demands billions for foreign hostages

Nov 04, 2015 - 2:26 PM

The captors who identify themselves as members of the Abu Sayyaf are demanding P1 billion 21 million in ransom for each of the 3 foreign hostages

HELD FOR RANSOM. The three foreigners say the Abu Sayyaf is demanding P1 billion ransom each for their release. Video screengrab from SITE Intelligence Group