It seems that getting released from captivity is the new black, lately.
First up, an update on Kieran, whose kidnap ordeal at the hands of an evidently bonkers Greek ship captain I wrote about here and here. Again, just the short version, but the good news is he’s been released. Whether or not he will be reunited with his passport (last seen with his colleagues in a Libyan port that is minus some key members of staff and a few bits of concrete) remains to be seen, as does whether the convoy can resume and complete its journey. But at least everyone is OK (apart from the hundreds of thousands of Gazans who are the victims of the evils of both their own and Israel’s leaders).
Kieran seems to have got access to Facebook, where (and I have this second-hand of course) he wrote that the authorities have investigated the situation and as a result arrested the captain. There are now of course the above logistical difficulties regarding passports and the completion of the convoy, but at least all the relevant authorities have established that the hostages were of course just that – hostages. Phew.
I can’t help but wonder who’s next.
My bet is Elvis.