Kidnapped couple ‘in good shape’

The Dutch couple kidnapped in Yemen last week are in good shape, the foreign affairs ministry said on Wednesday.

Officials had contact with the kidnappers on Wednesday morning, the Telegraaf reports.
The Yemen government is negotiating with the kidnappers to release the couple, who are in the country for work.
The kidnappers are thought to be demanding the release of two family members who themselves were jailed for kidnapping foreigners.
The Telegraaf has publishedphotographs of the couple with their kidnappers, which it obtained via AFP from independent Yemen newspaper al-Masdar.

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