독일 외무부는 예멘에서 납치됐던 전 독일 외무차관과 일가족 5명이 석방됐다고 31일 확인했습니다.
독일 외무부는 위르겐 흐로보크 전 외무차관과 부인 및 자녀 3명이 이날 석방됐다고 밝혔습니다. 흐로보크 전 차관은 앞서 독일의 주미대사를 지냈습니다. 흐로보크 일가족 5명은 지난 28일 예멘 동부지역을 여행하다가 샤브와 주에서 알-압달라 부족의 무장세력에 납치됐었습니다.
납치범들은 인질 석방 대가로 예멘 정부에 대해 사형선고를 받고 복역중인 부복원의 석방을 요구했습니다.
The German Foreign Ministry has confirmed that kidnappers in Yemen have released a former government official and his family. The ministry says former German deputy foreign minister Juergen Chrobog, his wife and three children were freed today (Saturday).
Mr. Chrobog had previously served as ambassador to the United States. A group of tribesmen seized them several days ago as the family toured eastern Yemen. The kidnappers were demanding the government release several fellow tribe members being held on criminal charges.
Yemeni tribesmen have previously used kidnappings to try to force concessions from the government. The hostages are usually released unharmed, but four were killed during a botched rescue attempt in 1998.