Accused Lindhout hostage-taker tells trial kidnappers threatened to kill him if he didn’t help them

OTTAWA — A man accused of holding Amanda Lindhout hostage in Somalia says he was threatened with death if he didn’t help the gang that seized her nine years ago.

Testifying Monday in Ontario Superior Court, Ali Omar Ader said he had no role in the plan to kidnap Lindhout, who was working as a journalist near Mogadishu in August 2008.

Under questioning from one of his lawyers, Ader told the court he was sitting in a market when he was suddenly approached by men who fired bullets near his...

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