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MILAN, Rabi'I 25, 1436, Jan 16, 2015, SPA -- Italy's foreign minister on Friday denied media reports that Italy had paid $12 million in ransom to free two young aid workers held for five months in Syria, telling lawmakers "we are against paying ransom," according to AP.
A report in the New York Times last year said al Qaeda and its affiliates had made at least $125 million from kidnap ransoms since 2008, most from European governments making payments through proxies.
Consistent with its avowed "no ransom policy," the government insisted that no state funds were used in paying the ransom money, a claim that was affirmed by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III in an interview with foreign correspondents in Manila on Oct.
In his case, however, the kidnappers demanded a ransom of YR15,000,000 ($70,000) two days after his abduction.
And he said Britain will continue with its policy not to pay ransoms in cases of terrorist kidnap, adding the UK needed to ensure other countries are also "good to their word".
Belgium is widely thought to negotiate and pay ransoms if needed to free its citizens, even though the government in Brussels routinely denies ransom payments.
The payment of such ransoms enables terrorists to increase recruitment, strengthens their ability to organise and carry out terrorist attacks, and provides an incentive for future kidnaps," Hague went on.
When told that South Africa does not "negotiate with kidnappers" or pay ransoms, "they sent us a picture of a bomb belt," said NGO president Imtiaz Sooliman.
The paper reported that three Basra citizens were kidnapped last Friday in Istanbul and the kidnappers demanded ransoms before killing one of them.
Summary: Two kidnapped men were freed overnight Wednesday in separate cases in northern and central Bek Valley after their ransoms were paid.
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Taliban militants have been extorting heavy ransoms from residents in return for releasing captives, residents of northern Jawzjan province alleged on Tuesday.