Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Freed hostage's family want justice

Wayne Rodwell and Denise Capello, the brother and sister of released Australian hostage Warren Rodwell (AP/Aaron Favila)

The family of a freed Australian hostage say they want the Filipino kidnappers who kept him in jungle captivity for 15 months captured and punished.

Ex-Australian army soldier Warren Rodwell was freed early on Saturday in Pagadian city in southern Zamboanga del Sur province, emaciated and barely able to walk from his long captivity.

Australian and US security officials brought him to a hospital to recover in Zamboanga city, and he is expected to be flown to the capital, Manila.

His elder sister and brother, Denise and Wayne Rodwell, said in a news conference in Manila that they want the kidnappers captured and punished "so others don't have to experience what Warren has just been through".

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