Friday, May 30, 2008

Abductors free Canadian in Haiti, UN confirms

A Canadian woman abducted last week in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has been released and is in good condition, United Nations Police confirmed Thursday.

Fred Blaise, a UN Police spokesperson, confirmed to CTV News that Nadia Lefebvre was released Wednesday night.

Lefebvre, 32, is from Montreal and was in Haiti on short-term assignment with the Paris-based organization Medecins du Monde, also known as Doctors of the World.

She arrived in Haiti on May 14 to begin working as a non-medical volunteer on a three-month internship program with the organization.

Lefebvre, who is doing an MBA at the University of Sherbrooke, was abducted on May 21 after five men broke into her home in Haiti's capital.

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