Update: She escaped!
Monday, March 11, 2013…also by Ellen Barry, New York Times.
A Ukrainian blogger and journalist captured by a Syrian rebel group five months ago announced that she had escaped her captors on Monday but offered little detail, telling a Russian radio station that she “just walked out and left.”
It won’t always be that easy. She saw an opportunity and took it. Good for her.
Read the story at NYTimes.com
Here’s the original post from December:
Ellen Barry, of the New York Times, wrote a great article on December 20, 2012 with an example story of a person caught up by the conflict in Syria. Read the story on NYTimes.com.
A Ukrainian blogger and journalist, Anhar Kochneva, sat on a couch in the place where she was being held by a Syrian rebel group and, as one of her captors filmed her, confessed to working at the behest of Russian intelligence services.
Here’s the video:
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