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Norway rejects paying ransom for man held hostage by Daesh.

Copenhagen, Sep. 10 (Petra)-- The Norwegian government will not yield to a ransom payment to release its citizen who has been kidnapped in Syria by the Daesh terrorist group since last January, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said late Wednesday.

The prime minster announced during a press conference "We cannot and will not give in to pressure from terrorists and criminals. Norway does not pay ransoms. That is a principle we cannot give up in meetings with cynical terrorists." "Our goal is to get our citizen home. Let me be very clear - this is a very demanding case," she said, noting that the government crisis group is working on the hostage case." //Petra//

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