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As ransom deadline nears

Dureza pleads with Abu Sayyaf to spare German hostage’s life

/ 02:37 PM February 26, 2017

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza has called on the Abu Sayyaf group holding German national Juergen Kantner to spare the life of the kidnap victim.

“I am appealing to them to please spare the life of innocent and helpless Kantner,” Dureza said in a text message to the Inquirer. The Abu Sayyaf earlier set 3 p.m. Sunday as deadline for the payment of the P30 million ransom.

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Kantner and his wife Sabine Merz were sailing on Malaysian waters when they were kidnapped on November 5 last year. Merz was killed by the bandits. JE

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