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April 22nd, 2007
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My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria

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Date:May 27th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
I thought I'd follow up again (guy who wrote the post about the film Taken - btw did you see it?).

Do you have the same photo of Nicole that's in her passport? I know you've been posting pictures of her around, but since her passport is missing it's more than likely someone would of seen her photo in her passport. If you go over to Syria again, take the same passport photo with you and show that around too. (Get a copy from the Canadian Passport Office).

On the promotion side, could you make her photo bigger put it on a walking billboard with text and get someone to walk around the places she visited last? Getting the local involved would be great.

Finally, has there been any other news about recent kidnappings in Syria?

Date:July 2nd, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)


I have been following this for 2 years now. Nicole is often in my thoughts, as she is only a few years younger than myself.

Do you have a facebook page? I would highly recommend it. Keep the wall closed for comments....just make the page so others can follow!

Always in my thoughts,

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Date:July 10th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Facebook?

We do have a Facebook page - several groups were formed back in May 2007 but the primary one is "Nicole Vienneau is Missing In Syria". I'm glad you mentioned it - I hadn't looked at it recently and there have been a few postings this year.

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Date:July 24th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
I did see "Taken" - my March 23rd entry describes my reaction.

I don't think we have Nicole's passport photo. Our hopes with the photos is that someone would have seen her in person. No one in Syria could try to pass themselves off as Nicoel and use her passport and photo. It's possible that her passport has left the country and is being used elsewhere, but that expands the search beyond our resources.

A number of people (including myself) have repeatedly walked the area she was last seen and handed out posters. We also put ads in newspapers and posted things on walls throughout the area. Everyone in the nearby neighbourhoods knows she's missing.

Occasionally I get notified of kidnappings and other crimes in Syria - there was a British/Syrian woman who's husband was supposedly grabbed by security forces. We've found that there is frequently more to the story than is in the press, and only if it's a non-Syrian foreigner do we follow-up. That type of kidnapping has not occurred (that we're aware of) since Nicole disappeared.
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