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    Israeli man escapes captives in Ghana Fri, 31 Oct 2008 http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=73821§ionid=351020506 A kidnapped Israeli businessman has
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      Israeli man escapes captives in Ghana
      Fri, 31 Oct 2008
      http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=73821§ionid=351020506


      A kidnapped Israeli businessman has escaped his captors in Ghana
      after a raid by security agents on a hotel where he was being held.

      The man, who was held for a 300,00 dollars ransom, escaped from a
      raided hotel in the capital, Accra, late Wednesday, a Ghanaian
      security source said Thursday.

      According to an Israeli public radio, which failed to mention any
      raid by security services, he simply took a taxi to a hotel and
      alerted the police and his business partner after escaping.

      An Israeli daily identified the man as Dror Weinstein, a businessman
      in his 60s.

      The unnamed security source said a gang of Nigerian fraudsters
      had 'lured' Weinsteininto into Ghana on October 15, kidnapping him
      four days later.

      Ghana does not have the same record of kidnappings as nearby oil-rich
      Nigeria, where several hundred people have been seized in recent
      years.

      Most of the kidnappings, which mostly take place in the region's oil-
      hub Niger Delta, are either for ransom or politically motivated,
      targeting families of government officials and oil workers.

      In late September, another 60-year-old, Ehud Avni, was abducted from
      a parking lot in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, and held for the
      exorbitant sum of $12 million in ransom.

      He was freed after almost two weeks of captivity.

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