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Haitian gang releases all of the Christian missionaries held captive for two months

Man holds a sign that says STOP supporting GANGS in our Haiti
Dieu Nalio Chery
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AP
Haitians in December protest spiraling gang violence and what they call President Jovenel Moise's inability if not unwillingness to rein it in.

A Haiti gang has released all 12 hostages two months to the day that they were kidnapped in Haiti’s capital, Haiti National Police Spokesman Garry Desrosiers confirmed to the Miami Herald.

The hostages were abducted just east of Port-au-Prince by a notorious gang, 400 Mawozo, and were among a group of 12 adults and five children, including an 8-month-old. Of the group of 17 missionaries, all but one was American. The other one is Canadian.

The missionaries and their relatives were kidnapped in Haiti on Oct. 16 and were the longest-held hostages in the country, where kidnappings for ransom have continued unabated.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.