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Kidnapped Estonians appeal for help

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Kidnapped Estonians appeal for help


Seven Estonian tourists kidnapped in Lebanon last month have appealed to the leaders of three Arab countries and the President of France for help.

Their plea came in a video which was posted on Youtube, though it has not yet been verified.

The kidnapped tourists were on a cycling holiday crossing the border from Syria into Lebanon at the end of March when they were held at gunpoint.

The incident happened in the east of Lebanon in the Bakaa valley. Lebanese authorities have already charged 11 people with kidnapping the tourists at gunpoint. Four of them are still at large.

A ransom demand for the cyclists’ freedom has been posted on a website in Lebanon by a group calling itself the Movement for Renewal and Reform. It is unclear if the seven are still being held in Lebanon.

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