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NZ ISIS leader seeks to barter Brentan Tarrant for kidnapped Nurse.

Using one of his many aliases, the leader of the Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association, a.k.a. Islamic State, has petitioned the NZ Government to exchange Brentan Tarrant for Louisa Akavi. Akavi was part of a groups of five Red Cross workers that were taken hostage in 2013 and have been spotted working in clinics in Syria. … Continue reading NZ ISIS leader seeks to barter Brentan Tarrant for kidnapped Nurse.

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Revealed: New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi kidnapped, held by Isis for six years.

A New Zealand nurse was held hostage by Islamic State for almost six years but her identity was kept under wraps until today because of fears it would put her life in danger. The nurse, Louisa Akavi, was named in the New York Times today with confirmation from the International Committee of the Red Cross.… Continue reading Revealed: New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi kidnapped, held by Isis for six years.