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Le vittime venivano imprigionate all'interno di alcune case per poi essere liberate dietro il pagamento di un riscatto. A versare il denaro, tramite la rete informale hawāla, erano le famiglie che venivano contattate telefonicamente dai componenti dell'organizzazione.
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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antόnio Guterres visited the Somali capital to support continued progress toward peace in a country torn apart by more than two decades of conflict. His visit was timed to coincide with the eve of Ramadan to express his solidarity with a population that, he said, "has suffered on a scale that is beyond measurement." Read about the High Commissioner's visit: http://rfg.ee/nGJcI Support Somali refugees: http://rfg.ee/nGJqi Read UNHCR's 2013 Somalia profile: http://rfg.ee/nGJgr -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more.Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our...
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