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Accused Lindhout kidnapper admitted receiving $10,000 of ransom: RCMP officer

Accused Lindhout kidnapper admitted receiving $10,000 of ransom: RCMP officer
From CTV - October 13, 2017

OTTAWA -- An undercover Mountie says Ali Omar Ader admitted receiving $10,000 in ransom money for his role in the kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia.

The RCMP officer, who cannot be legally identified, is telling an Ontario court today about how he posed as a businessman to gain Ader's confidence and promise him a book-publishing contract.

Lindhout was a freelance journalist from Red Deer, Alta., when she and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan were grabbed by masked men near Mogadishu in August 2008 while working on a story.

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