Robert Hall

asia & pacific

Body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall reportedly found by Philippine troops

Philippine soldiers believe they have dug up the body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall, who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants last month after a June 13 ransom deadline lapsed.
VICE News
7.2.16
News

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Vice Beta
6.15.16
war and conflict

Second Canadian Hostage Executed by Islamic State Affiliate in the Philippines

"It is with deep sadness that I have reason to believe that a Canadian citizen, Robert Hall, held hostage in the Philippines since September 21, 2015, has been killed by his captors," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.
Hilary Beaumont
6.13.16
war and conflict

Trudeau Convinces G7 to Oppose Ransoms, as the Multi-Billion Dollar Kidnapping Industry Booms

Canada is refusing to pay ransom to the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf, but that doesn't mean there's not an effort to pay the terrorist group.
Hilary Beaumont
5.28.16
war and conflict

As Clock Ticks on Hostages Held By Abu Sayyaf, Canada to Raise Ransom Issue at G7 Talks

A "final message" video released this weekend by the Filipino militants demands a ransom payment for one of two remaining Canadian hostages, Robert Hall.
Hilary Beaumont
5.24.16
war and conflict

Filipino Jihadists Who Beheaded Canadian Hostage Vow to Execute Another If Ransom Not Paid

In a new video, Canadian Robert Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad say they will be murdered by their captors if a $16-million ransom is not paid by June 13, at 3 pm.
VICE News
5.16.16
americas

Beheaded Hostage Triggers Debate Over Whether Governments Should Pay Ransoms

After Canadian John Ridsdel was beheaded by Filipino jihadists Abu Sayyaf, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed that under no circumstances would Canada make ransom payments to terrorist groups.
Tamara Khandaker
5.3.16
Canada

'I Am Outraged," Trudeau Says After Canadian Captive Killed in the Philippines

John Ridsdel was supposed executed on Monday after Canada failed to pay a ransom for his release. The fate of three other hostages is unknown.
Hilary Beaumont
4.25.16
Canada

'This Is the Absolute Final Warning': Hostages Beg for Ransom to Be Paid in the Philippines

Two Canadian men, a Norwegian, and a Filipina woman were taken captive by jihadists in September from the Holiday Ocean View Samal Resort off the coast of Mindanao.
VICE News
4.15.16
war and conflict

'They Will Execute Us': Hostages Beg for Help in the Philippines for Third Time

Filipino Islamist captors took two Canadian men, a Norwegian and a Filipino woman at gunpoint from a beach resort on Samal Island in the Philippines in September of 2015.
Tamara Khandaker
3.10.16
asia & pacific

These Filipino Jihadists Want $100M to Release Hostages Abducted at Resort

“These people are serious and very treacherous,” pleads Canadian Robert Hall as one man holds a machete near his throat and yanks his head back in a new video. Another Canadian, a Norwegian and a Filipino were also abducted.
Rachel Browne
11.3.15
war and conflict

Canadian Hostages Snatched From Philippine Resort Plead for Lives in Video

In the video, Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall beg the Canadian and Filipino governments to stop military operations and to negotiate with their captors.
Hilary Beaumont
10.13.15
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