Ken Elliott freed from captivity in west Africa

Posted on May 20, 2023 
Filed under People

“An 88-year-old Australian doctor held captive in West Africa by al-Qaeda militants for more than seven years has been released.

Dr Kenneth Elliott is safe and well and has been reunited with his family, Australia’s foreign minister said.

He and his wife were seized in 2016 near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso, where they operated a clinic for over 40 years. …”

– Extremely welcome news via the BBC.

See also:

ABC News report – 19 May 2023.

Jocelyn Elliot released by kidnappers – husband still held – 07 February 2016.

‘Freed Australian hostage Jocelyn Elliott vows to continue work’ – 09 February 2016.