Tribal Leaders Mediate Tourists’ Release

Chicago Tribune
July 16, 2012

Two Massachusetts tourists abducted in Egypt’s mountainous Sinai region were freed on Monday after three days in captivity, the local head of state security said. Egyptian authorities had sought help from local tribal leaders to mediate with a Bedouin tribesman who kidnapped Michel Louis, a Boston pastor, mother-of-two Lissa Alphonse of Everett, Massachusetts, and their Egyptian guide on Friday to protest at the jailing of his uncle on drug charges.

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