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Suspect Accused In Amanda Lindhout Kidnapping Appears In Court Today

06/19/2015 04:00 EDT | Updated 06/19/2016 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - A man accused of being involved in the hostage taking of Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout in Somalia is due to appear in an Ottawa court today.

Ali Omar Ader faces a charge of hostage-taking and will make his second court appearance since he was arrested last week.

Lindhout and an Australian man were abducted by a group of youths in Somalia in August, 2008 and held hostage for more than a year. They were freed after their families paid a ransom.

The Alberta woman has written a book about her ordeal, telling a tale of repeated torture and rape.

The RCMP announced they arrested Ader in Ottawa last week after a lengthy investigation, but didn't reveal other details.

Ader's lawyer had little to say last week when his client first appeared in court, saying he didn't yet have much information on the allegations against his client.

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