Seven Estonians, who were kidnapped three weeks ago while bicycling on the Lebanese side of the Lebanese – Syrian border, have issued an appeal for help via a YouTube video. Unfortunately, the video has been taken down for violating YouTube’s terms of service.
The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows the men pleading with Lebanese, Saudi, Jordanian and French leaders to help secure their release.
The seven men went missing on 23 March when cycling in the Bekaa Valley after entering Lebanon from Syria.
The motive for their abduction remains unclear.
Wearing sports clothes and appearing in front of a white background, the Estonians take it in turns to ask for help.
“This is a really difficult situation. Please do anything,” one said.
“It appears from the video that all seven abducted Estonians are alive and well. However it is not known when the clip was recorded,” the Estonian Foreign minister, Urmas Paet, said in a statement.
This is the link to the video
The video was removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.
Yes, really. What a bunch of morons.
Anyway, the Estonians were kidnapped in the Bekaa Valley. Just for the fun of it.
YouTube… I’m not even going to comment on this.