Captors post first video of Frenchwoman kidnapped in Yemen

Yemeni women take part in a rally in Sanaa on March 9, 2015 calling for the release of French woman Isabelle Prime and her Yemeni interpreter Sherine Makkaoui who have been kidnapped last month in the capital by unidentified gunmen. -- PHOTO: AFP
Yemeni women take part in a rally in Sanaa on March 9, 2015 calling for the release of French woman Isabelle Prime and her Yemeni interpreter Sherine Makkaoui who have been kidnapped last month in the capital by unidentified gunmen. -- PHOTO: AFP

DUBAI (AFP) - The captors of Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, kidnapped in Yemen on Feb 24, posted the first video of her since her abduction.

In the 21-second tape posted on YouTube, Prime is shown seated on the ground dressed in black and appealing to the French and Yemeni presidents to take action to secure her release.

The 30-year-old, who worked as a consultant on a World Bank-funded project, was seized with her translator Sherine Makkaoui as they were driving to work in the capital Sanaa.  

There has been no word on the identity of her kidnappers, who were dressed in police uniforms.

Makkaoui was later freed. She said she had been released in the southern city of Aden on March 10.