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DocArchive: Six Months in Captivity

July 27th, 2013

Episode 411 of 1485 episodes

In September 2011, Judith and David Tebbutt set off to Kenya on holiday. They were kidnapped by armed pirates. Judith was separated from her husband and taken to Somalia. Held hostage for more than six months in harsh and humiliating conditions, for a large ransom, responsibility for securing her release rested with her son, Ollie. In this rare interview she explains how hope helped her endure the horrific ordeal.

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