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My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria

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Date:July 13th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)

Al-Watan article

Here is where you can find Al-Watan article:

It is on the first page and there is a coloured picture of Nicole (bottom left)

Basically it says the following:

Title: One million pounds to whoever finds young canadian woman Nicole.

It is a strange case that never happened before in Syria. At the end of last March a young Canadian woman who's name is JNV disappeared. K.M, her mom, has come to Syria to look for her along with NV's fiancee G.S. and her husband B.M. Nicole was seen for the last time leaving a Hama hotel at 9:00 AM March 31. She planned a discovery trip around the area and left her belongings in the hotel but never came back in the evening.
The mother, Katherine, whom Al-Watan met in the house of the Canadian ambassador on her way back from hama, in a trip in which she failed to find out the fate of her daughter said:" my daugher disappeared after she left the hotel on a trip to Qasar Wardan and the forgotten cities" and noted that the family is very close and that she "is" [was] in daily contact with her daughter by e-mail and weekly over the phone. She said that Nicole loved Syria in every way: the people, the food and all the places. She called onto the Syrian people to help her in her search for Nicole and if anyone saw her or her belongings:her hat, her camera, her bag and anything related to her to call the Canadian Embassy in Syria or the family. She noted that the Syrian people are very concerned about the case and that the authorities are taking it very seriously but that this matter needs more effort. She said:" I will return to Syria if need be"
Nicole's fiancee said: I came with Mathew, Nicole's brother 2 months ago but we were unsuccessful. We need everyone to help and we need more information for our search. He said the family is close and his relationship with her is strong. He said his fiancee did not leave Syria as indicated by the Turkish authorities (?). He noted Nicole's previous trips with her brother and his wife and indicated that she liked to travel and discover new things and loves history. He indicated that he was in a daily contact with her thru e-mail in which she told him abour her movements. Her mom noted that she sent her e-mail from Africa and the remote areas she travelled to to tell her: Mom I just wanted to tell you I am alive.
Nicole wanted to visit Qasr Ibn Wardan east of Hama and near Ibn Wardan village that belongs to Al-Hamra district. Her mom noted that this is as indicated in her personal notes and that the family is not holding any information but what they know is limited.
The mom repeated many times her request to Syrian people to help and indicated that Nicole's friends have designed a poster to be distributed to search for her and find her. There is also a website with pictures of Nicole and that the family is offering one million pounds to whoever finds her.

That is it.
I hope this helps. Glad to be of assistance and good luck.
Date:July 13th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)

Re: Al-Watan article

This is word for word translation.
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Date:July 13th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)

Re: Al-Watan article


Thank you very much for the literal translation, it's very much appreciated.
Date:July 13th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Al-Watan article

And here is the direct link to the HTML page of the article:
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