Syria: Two journalists from Sweden abducted when trying to leave the country

Posted on November 25, 2013 • Filed under: journalists, Middle East

Two Swedish journalists were abducted in Syria as they were trying to leave the country, Sweden’s Foreign Ministry said Monday.

The men were “taken” on Saturday as they were on their way out of Syria, spokeswoman Catarina Axelsson said. She declined to give other details, and said Swedish diplomats in Beirut were trying to get more information on the situation.

The ministry didn’t name them, but Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter said they were the newspaper’s stringer in Paris, Magnus Falkehed, and a freelance photographer, Niclas Hammarstrom. Read Article

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