Famous doctor killed in Afghanistan after family pays ransom

By Jon Levine | New York Post |

Psychiatrist Mohamed Nader Alemi’s body was picked up by the side of the road Thursday, two months after he was taken from Mazar-i-Sharif. Facebook

A prominent doctor was kidnapped and killed in Northern Afghanistan — despite a hefty ransom paid to secure his release, family members revealed.

Psychiatrist Mohamed Nader Alemi’s body was picked up by the side of the road Thursday, two months after he was snatched from Mazar-i-Sharif.

His captors had demanded and received $350,000 as part of a deal to secure his release.

Alemi had worked at a local hospital in the city, and also operated a private practice.

“My father was badly tortured, there are signs of harm on his body,” Roheen Alemi, the doctor’s son, told the Associated Press Friday.

Kidnappings of prominent people have long been a common occurrence in Afghanistan and led many local business people to flee the country over the years.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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