Abu Sayyaf shows German hostage digging own grave


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Abu Sayyaf shows German hostage digging own grave

The clock is ticking and the Abu Sayyaf said it will kill one of its two German hostages on Friday, October 17, if demands are not met. In exchange for the hostages’ release, the terror group is demanding a $5.5-million ransom for the release of Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen, as well as Germany’s withdrawal from the US-led war on the jihadi group ISIS. The Abu Sayyaf posted photos of one of the hostages showing 71-year-old Okonek sitting in the middle of a freshly dug grave while 4 masked men pointed their rifles at him. They also put Okonek, a medical doctor, on radio via RMN in Zamboanga City. The two were on a holiday, on board a yacht, when they were taken by the Abu Sayyaf in April 2014 off Palawan province.

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