Fowler speaks about kidnapping

Four months after being freed, Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler has revealed his suspicions a leak within the government of Niger led to his abduction, CBC reported.

Published: Wednesday, 09/09/2009 12:00 am EDT

Four months after being freed, Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler has revealed his suspicions a leak within the government of Niger led to his abduction, CBC reported. "I know somebody shopped me," Mr. Fowler said in an interview broadcast last night. "It could be the government of Niger. Could be an al-Qaeda sympathizer in the UN office in Niger. In the UN office in West Africa. In the...secretariat building in New York." Mr. Fowler and fellow Canadian diplomat Louis Guay spent 130 days in the captivity of al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb. Mr. Fowler was the UN special envoy to Niger and was working to help minority Touaregs get a slice of mineral resource revenues.

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