The Straits Times
Published on Dec 27, 2012

Australian kidnapped in Philippines in 'Abu Sayyaf video'


HONG KONG, China (AFP) - A new video emerged on Wednesday of an Australian man kidnapped by suspected Muslim extremists in the Philippines more than a year ago.

Mr Warren Rodwell, from Sydney, was seized from his home in the southern Philippine town of Ipil on Dec 5, 2011.

It was believed that he was taken by the Abu Sayyaf group, which he confirms in the new video.

The Site monitoring group said the one minute and 57 second clip had been posted on a YouTube channel linked to Abu Sayyaf.