Kidnapped missionaries in Haiti fled their captors
CGTN America Digital

Twelve missionaries from the U.S. and Canada fled their kidnappers in Haiti by escaping at night and walking miles over hard terrain with an infant and a 3-year-old, the Christian Aid Ministries said today.

On Dec. 15, the group found a way to open a door that had been blocked and used stars to navigate their route until the morning where they found someone with a phone where they could call for help. 

They were part of a larger group of 16 Mennonite, Amish, and other Anabaptist groups who were kidnapped two months ago.

Five of those kidnapped were released earlier; it's unclear if a ransom was paid. 

The missionaries were taken by the 400 Mawozo gang which had initially demanded millions in ransom. 

They were not physically hurt while in captivity, the Ministries said.

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