A decade after journalist Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia, an Ottawa court has sentenced one of the men involved to 15 years in prison in theA�case, which is the first of its kind in Canada.
Lindhout, a freelance journalist from Red Deer, Alberta, was taken hostage along with Australian photographer Nigel Brennan during a reporting trip near Mogadishu in August 2008. The pair was released by their captors in November 2009.
Since her release, Lindhout has written a book detailing her experience, and spoken out extensively about being tortured, beaten, and raped during her 15 months in captivity. Brennan, who came to Ottawa for Adera��s trial, buy Cialis Super Active, cheap Zoloft. A�toldA�Global NewsA�in March that hea��s willing to forgive his former tormenter and that he didna��t want him to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Ali Omar Ader, a 40-year-old Somali man who was lured to Canada by the RCMP with the promise of aA�fake book deal, was accused of acting as a negotiator for the kidnappers and threatening to kill Lindhout if they werena��t paid a ransom.
In 2015, Ader was flown to Canada to meet with an undercover cop who he believed was a publisher. The tactic police used to lure him to Canada, so he could be prosecuted for crimes committed in Somalia, was characterized by his lawyers as a a�?Mr. Biga�? operation, a controversial approach commonly used to elicit confessions.