Cuba has denied that two doctors, Assel Herrera and Landy Rodríguez kidnapped by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in 2019 have been released.
“I deny the information circulating this morning (Wednesday) about the alleged liberation of the two kidnapped Cuban doctors, Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodriguez Hernandez,” said Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios, general director of Press, Communication and Image of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba.
“Considerable efforts are ongoing to ensure their freedom and their safe and healthy return to our country.”
Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios, director general de Prensa, Comunicación e Imagen de la Cancillería #Cuba🇨🇺, desmintió la información sobre la presunta liberación de los dos médicos cubanos secuestrados, Assel Herrera Correa y Landy Rodríguez Hernández. https://t.co/P2Z5llC3QA pic.twitter.com/ie6h52pJ9u
— Cancillería de Cuba (@CubaMINREX) October 7, 2020
Herrera, a general practitioner, and Rodriguez, a surgeon, were abducted in Mandera, near Kenya’s border with Somalia in April 2019.