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AseanPlus News 16 Jan 2019 | 2:42 PM

Indonesia denies ransom paid to release Abu Sayyaf hostage

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): Philippines-based armed group Abu Sayyaf recently released an Indonesian hostage who was featured in a viral video pleading for his life, but Jakarta denies that ransom was paid to the kidnappers to secure his release.

Nation 16 Jan 2019 | 2:02 AM

Indonesian kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf freed in Jolo

KOTA KINABALU: An Indonesian hostage, who was earlier seen in a video clip pleading for his life, was released in Jolo on Tuesday (Jan 15).

Nation 31 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

No demands from Abu Sayyaf

KOTA KINABALU: Abu Sayyaf gunmen who are holding a Malaysian and two Indonesian fishermen in their southern Philippines Jolo island, have yet to make fresh contact with their families or the authorities.

AseanPlus News 20 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

‘Let escaped hostage return to Indonesia’

Makassar: The family of Mohammad Sofyan, a member of the tugboat Charles 001 who managed to escape from his Abu Sayyaf captors in the Philippines, have said they hope the government will immediately return Sofyan to Indonesia.

AseanPlus News 17 Aug 2016 | 6:28 AM

Indonesian hostage escapes from Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY: An Indonesian national escaped from his Abu Sayyaf captors in Luuk, Sulu on Wednesday morning.

AseanPlus News 03 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Militants threatened to slit our throats, say hostages

JAKARTA: An Indonesian sailor said Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal, a day after he and nine other crew members were released.

AseanPlus News 02 May 2016 | 10:13 AM

Militants threatened to slit our throats: Indonesian hostage

JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian sailor told Monday how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal, a day after he and nine other crew members were released.