Two German hostages freed by Islamic jihadists in Philippines after ransom is paid

The couple –  a 72-year-old doctor and his 55-year-old partner, both from Hesse – were abducted last April while sailing between the Philippines and Malaysia, and held on the remote island of Jolo. Their captors from the Abu Sayyaf group have reportedly claimed that a ransom was paid. They had demanded more than four million euros.