French Red Cross worker, abducted in Yemen, released
A French man working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been released in Yemen nearly three months after his abduction, an ICRC official said on Saturday.
Benjamin Malbrancke was kidnapped by gunmen on April 21 near the Yemeni port city of al-Hudaydah, dpa reported.
"We are relieved and extremely happy that our colleague is back with us and in good health," ICRC director of operations in Yemen, Eric Marclay, said in a statement, quoted by the Yemeni website September 26.
There were no immediate details about how Malbrancke was freed or his whereabouts.
Several foreigners have been kidnapped in recent months in Yemen by armed tribesmen demanding the release of prisoners and other concessions from the central government.