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UNICEF Employee Denies Paying Ransom

National Yemen

The UNICEF denies the false report published by Al-Yemen al-Youam  an Arabic newspaper owned by the former regime. The newspaper stated that the UNCIEF  office in Sana’a accepted to pay $300,000 as ransom money for the safe released of its abducted employee James Massaquoi.

The source added that al-Qaeda handed over Massaquoi to a tribal mediation committee after receiving the money, and in turn they handed him over to the United Nations. He was kidnapped more than one year and he was traveling between  Harib desert, Shabwa province.