Independent: the Syrian Christian priest bought more than 200 people from the captivity of ISIS
The exact amount spent on the liberation of hostages is unknown, however, it is noted that the starting price of the terrorists for ransom of one person was $50 thousand.
MOSCOW, 6 Dec. /TASS/. Syrian Christian priest bought the 226 members of his flock from the captivity of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia), the newspaper reported The Independent.
According to the publication, Mar the AFRA Arneil collected money for the redemption of captives worldwide from February 2015.
The exact amount spent on the liberation of hostages is unknown, however, it is noted that the starting price of the terrorists for ransom of one person was $50 thousand.See alsoKerry that a political solution to the conflict in Syria
Earlier in August this year the Commissioner of the foreign Ministry human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov, speaking at a round table, devoted to the problem of persecution of Christians in the middle East, said that according to some human rights organizations, over the last seven years the number of cases of physical violence against Christians, including in the middle East has increased not just at times, and more than 300%. “It is possible that the scale of the disaster is much worse,” — said the diplomat.
He also noted that Christians continue to take hostages. “Since April 2013 in captivity held the Orthodox Metropolitan Paul and the Syrian Metropolitan Gregory John Ibrahim,” he said.