Michael Scott Moore Freed After Kidnapping
Held in Somalia for two years
After nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, German-America journalist Michael Scott Moore has been released, the German Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday.
Moore, who wrote Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, With Some Unexpected Results was researching a new book on piracy when he was kidnapped in January of 2012. The Associated Press has reported that Moore was released after a ransom was paid. Officials say Moore is in good shape, all things considered, and has been taken to Nairobi, the Kenya’s capital, for medical evaluation.