A 12-year-old boy who is thought to be the last Israeli citizen held hostage by a Chechen gang was set free. With the intervention of a special police squad and a negotiator familiar with the tactics of Chechen abductors, Adi Sharon was freed in the city of Penza, east of Moscow. Adi was abducted last August in Moscow, where his father, Yossef Sharon, an Israeli businessman, had brought him for the summer.
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