Swedish hostage captured by terrorists in Mali released after six years

(CNN)Swedish nationwide Johan Gustafsson, who had actually been imprisoned by a branch of Al Qaeda in Mali for 6 years, lastly went back to Sweden Monday after being launched by his captors, inning accordance with the Swedish federal government.

“Johan’s scenario has actually impacted a number of us, and substantial efforts have actually been made to protect his release,” Wallstrom stated in the declaration.
42-year-old Gustafsson was abducted from a dining establishment in Timbuktu while on a vacation in Mali in 2011, in addition to South African Stephen McGown and Dutch nationwide Sjaak Rijke. A 4th guy, a German nationwide, was shot dead after attempting to withstand the abductors, inning accordance with CNN-affiliate Aftonbladet .