Afghanistan: Canadian Tourist Released after four years as a hostage

Posted on January 14, 2016 • Filed under: Afghanistan, Tourist Kidnapped

theguardian.com reported… Canadian tourist taken hostage by Taliban in 2011 freed in AfghanistanmColin Rutherford was 26 years old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as a tourist, and was accused of spying. A Canadian man has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada’s foreign minister said Monday.

Colin Rutherford, who was 26 years old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as a tourist, was released with the help of Qatar, according to Stephane Dion, who provided no further details. Read Article

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