Somali Pirates Release British Hostage
Somali pirates freed a British hostage Wednesday, nearly seven months after she was taken captive in a raid at a Kenyan beach resort in which her husband was killed.
Judith Tebbutt told British broadcaster ITN that she was “very relieved” and was looking forward to seeing her son, who, she said, had helped secure her release.
“I don’t know how he did it,” she said.
She said her captivity took a psychological toll but she endured.
“Seven months is a long time and under the circumstances with my husband passing away, it made it harder,” she told ITN.
Tebbutt, taken hostage last September, was flown out of Adado, Somalia, to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
“The priority now is to get her to a place of safety,” said a spokesman from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.