Kidnappers free Filipino-American hostage after two months
A Filipino-American woman seized more than two months ago in the southern Philippines has been released, officials on Basilan island say.
Gerfa Yeatts Lunsmann was freed on Sunday evening and walked to a local township.
Her American son Kevin, 14, and a Filipino nephew Romnick Jakaria, 19, seized with her, are still being held by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.
It is not known whether a ransom was paid to secure her release.
Kate McGeown reports.
03 Oct 2011
- From the section Asia-Pacific