Video of French woman abducted in Yemen, 'bring me home'

Isabelle Prime kidnapped on February 24 in capital Sanaa

01 June, 14:40

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, JUNE 1 - French authorities have authenticated a video posted to Youtube featuring Isabelle Prime, the consultant of a Yemeni organization kidnapped on February 24 together with her interpreter in downtown Sanaa.

    In the video, the woman is dressed in black and addresses French President Francois Hollande and Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour asking them to please take her back to France soon.

    According to I-Télé, the 30-year-old World Bank advisor is allegedly held by Yemeni tribes. The video was allegedly filmed in April.

    The footage shows the young woman in a Yemeni desert, she is kneeling and her face looks tired. Forced by her abductors, she addresses Hollande and the Yemeni head of State, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi: ''Please bring me to France, fast''. The video only lasts 21 seconds.

    According to Ouest France, French diplomats are in talks with the Yemeni abductors. Chérine Makkaoui, Prime's interpreter, was released on March 10 in Aden, in the south. From Bonn, Germany, where he is on a mission, French foreign ministry spokesman, Romain Nadal, told the associated Press that Isabelle Prime's family will be received tomorrow by the ministry. (ANSAmed)
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