Tag: Bruno Pelizzari

  • Italians lied about pirate ransoms

    Leaked document shows Italy made up story about 2012 rescue of Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz to hide ransom payment. Italian intelligence lied about hostage rescue to hide ransom payment […]

  • Handcuffed for Two Years

    Deborah Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari, captured in late 2010 from a yacht off the coast of Tanzania,  were handcuffed throughout the nearly two years they were held by Somali pirates. […]

  • Post Release Comments

    The South African couple who were released by Somali pirates after 18 months in captivity finally spoken out, saying they are still struggling to believe they are free. Deborah Calitz […]

  • SA Couple Freed

    Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz, kidnapped by Somali pirates 20 months ago, have been freed and flew out of Somalia today. Armed pirates hijacked their yacht Choizil in October 2010 as it was about […]

  • Family Take Over Negotiations

    Aid organisation with strong ties in Somalia has been asked to halt negotiations for the release of Durban yachters Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz. Gift of the Givers taken off […]

  • Freedom Demand

    A South African couple kidnapped by Somali pirates a year ago has made a direct appeal to be released. Bruno Pelizzari, 52, was captured with his partner Debbie Calitz, 49, […]

  • Ransom Demand

    Somali pirates, who kidnapped Durban couple Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz almost a year ago have promised to kill them if the $4-million ransom is not paid soon. In a […]

  • Yachties Safe

    The two South Africans held hostage by pirates in Somalia since October are presumed to be alive and “okay”. The couple are understood to be held in a village in […]

  • Waiting for Demands

    Almost a month after two South Africans were kidnapped off the east African coast by suspected Somali pirates, there was still no ransom demand or any word on their fate. […]