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The remains of the abducted woman must be returned from Mali to Switzerland

March 31, 2021, 1:23 pmBamako, March 31 (Brenza Latina) The remains of Swiss hostage Beatrix Stockley were abducted in January 2016 by an extremist group in the Malian city of Timbuktu and will soon be transferred to his home country, local media reported today.

According to the digital newspaper aBamako, citing a report from official sources, officials from this African state recently reported to their comrades in Switzerland that they had been given the lifeless body of a person, presumably Stockley, an evangelical missionary with European nationality.

Earlier, the Bern Foreign Ministry confirmed that a humanitarian worker had been hanged in October last year by an extremist group in support of Islam and Muslims (Jnim, for its acronym in English). Koita Terrorist Network.

According to reports, DNA samples sent from Bamako to a university in the Swiss state have confirmed human remains similar to Stockley’s. Referring to the event, Swiss Foreign Minister Ignacio Casis revealed on social media that ‘we are convinced of Stockley’s death’. My thoughts are with our comrade’s family. ‘

In recent times, there has been an increase in armed attacks by extremist groups such as Jnim and the Islamic State in Mali, which not only abduct people but also inflict violence against civilian and military targets.

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