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2010: Michel Germaneau, AQIM hostage

July 24th, 2017 Headsman

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) executed its hostage French national Michel Germaneau on this date in 2010, in the Saharan state of Mauritania.

An engineer who turned 69 years old in captivity, Germaneau was abducted that April while in Niger doing humanitarian aid. AQIM attempted to exchange him for French-held terrorists, including Rachid Ramda, but the militants shot him out of hand when a joint French-Mauritanian raid attempted to free him but stormed the wrong al Qaeda camp.

Germaneau’s body has never been found.

On this day..

Entry Filed under: 21st Century,Borderline "Executions",Execution,France,Hostages,Mauritania,No Formal Charge,Ripped from the Headlines,Shot,Summary Executions

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2 thoughts on “2010: Michel Germaneau, AQIM hostage”

  1. cpinva says:

    this man wasn’t executed, he was murdered, there is a difference. at best, he was extra-juridically “executed”, being shot absent color of law.

    1. Headsman says:

      you have much to teach us.

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