ASG murder hostage

Mr Kantner as kidnapped from him boat and his partner murdered.

Abu Sayyaf releases video of German hostage’s beheading

Raul Dancel

Islamist militants in the Philippines have executed a German who survived being held for nearly two months by Somali pirates eight years ago, after talks for his release in exchange for a 30 million-peso (S$854,000) ransom collapsed.

A video released by the brutal Abu Sayyaf group on Monday (Feb 27) afternoon showed Mr Jurgen Kantner, 70, a sailing enthusiast, his hands tied behind his back, being beheaded at a jungle clearing.

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