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On November 12th, 2021, 17 people were kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang, a violent Haitian gang. The 17 people are 16 Americans and 1 Canadian. The group includes men, women, and five children, including an 18-month-old child. The group comes from Ohio and came to Haiti to do missionary work representing Christian Aid Ministries.
The 400 Maowozo gang leader has threatened to kill the hostages if his ransom is not met, $1 million per person, which seems to include the 18-month-old child. The gang released two adults earlier and has now released 3 more hostages.

So far, the missionaries being released are not being done so due to a ransom being met, but rather, the kidnappers are being pressured by Haitians, who have been staging protests, demanding the group release the kidnapped missionaries.

Here is how the mainstream media covered this story:

Three more hostages released in Haiti, US missionary group says | Crime News

From www.aljazeera.com
2021-12-06 16:32:39

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The 400 Mawozo gang still holds 12 hostages, including children, kidnapped in October and is seeking ransom payments.

Three more hostages kidnapped by a gang in Haiti have been released, the United States-based missionary group that organised their trip to the Caribbean nation said, while another 12 are still held….

Sixteen Americans and one Canadian, including five children, were abducted after visiting an orphanage in Haiti in October……

The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang has threatened to kill the hostages unless his demands are met. Authorities have said the gang was seeking $1m per person, although it was not immediately clear if that included the children in the group.

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Three more hostages released in Haiti, Ohio missionary group says

From www.washingtontimes.com
2021-12-06 15:21:27
David R. Sands
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Three more U.S.-based missionaries were freed by their Haitian kidnappers Sunday evening, Berlin, Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement Monday.

Just two of the 17 hostages — 16 Americans and one Canadian, including three hostages under the age of 7 — had previously been released by the Haitian gang 400 Mawozo since their seizure on Oct. 16. A leader of the gang has publicly demanded a $1 million ransom for the release of each hostage.

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US Religious Group Says Haitian Gang Releases 3 More Missionary Hostages

From www.cbn.com
2021-12-06 14:46:56

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A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted.

On Nov. 21,(Christian Aid Ministries) announced that the 400 Mawozo gang had released the first two hostages of a group of 17 kidnapped in mid-October. There are 12 adults and five children in the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, including an 8-month-old.

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Haiti gang releases three hostages from US missionary group abducted in October

From www.france24.com
2021-12-06 16:47:48
NEWS WIRES
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Three of 17 North Americans kidnapped in Haiti in October have been freed, their church group said on Monday.

The missionaries and family members — a group of 16 Americans and one Canadian — were abducted while returning from an orphanage in an area east of the capital Port-au-Prince controlled by one of Haiti‘s most powerful crime gangs.

Two of them were released in November, leaving 12 currently still in captivity.

Christian Aid Ministries, which is based in the US state of Ohio, has said the hostages were 12 adults aged 18 to 48, and five children ranging in age from eight months to 15 years.

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Haiti kidnapping: 3 more missionaries released, unclear if Canadian included – National

From globalnews.ca
2021-12-06 17:17:48

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A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted.

The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits.” The group provided no further details.

On Nov. 21, the religious organization announced that the 400 Mawozo gang had released the first two hostages of a group of 17 kidnapped in mid-October. There are 12 adults and five children in the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, including an 8-month-old.

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