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3 kidnapped clergy released, 6 still held

Three priests who were kidnapped in Haiti on April 11 have been freed, officials say.

The release on Friday, combined with the liberation of a lay person earlier this week, leaves two other priests, two nuns, and two of their relatives still in captivity.

The group was on its way to attend the installation of a parish priest when they were kidnapped in the town of Croix Les Bouquets, north east of the capital, Port Au Prince.

There is a ransom demand for US$1 million, plus reparations from the French government, which was the colonial power in Haiti until independence in 1803.

One woman who was ill was released Monday.

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