Ransom Demand For Kuwaiti Held
Category: Kuwait Local News

A Kuwaiti businessman, Khalid Abdul Razaq Al Sarhan, 53, has been abducted reportedly by a gang in Iraq. According to his family, Sarhan travelled to Iraq frequently to purchase sheep and export them to Kuwait via Iran.

“My brother is a retired Ministry of Interior employee who traded in sheep and had several butcheries,” he said. “He left Kuwait two weeks ago and stayed in Nassiriyah as usual to purchase the sheep.

“He was scheduled to return Wednesday last week, but he called to say he was doing fi ne, but would stay some extra days because of his transactions,” Abdul Lateef said.

However, on Sunday evening, Khalid’s wife received a phone call demanding a one million dollar ransom. “The man spoke with an Iraqi accent and told my sister-in-law that her husband was kidnapped and that he would be freed only if the family paid the ransom money.

The caller called again Tuesday and threatened to kill him if the money was not paid, said his brother. The brother said the concerned authorities have established a series of contacts with their Iraqi counterparts to seek the release of the kidnapped man. “I myself called the Kuwaiti charge d’affaires in Baghdad Khalid Al Qanai and he confirmed there were contacts with the Iraqi interior and foreign ministries to try to locate and rescue my brother,” said.



01 Apr, 2016 0 483
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