Alessandro Sandrini (R), a 32-year-old Italian national who vanished in October 2016 after travelling to Turkey for a holiday, is seen in a car following a press conference by the the so-called "Salvation Government", the civil wing of the Idlib-based Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group, where they announced his repatriation at Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, on May 22, 2019. - The Italian hostage has been released in Syria after more than two years in captivity and is on his way home, a Syrian rebel official and Italy's premier said today. (Photo by Muhammad HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
Alessandro Sandrini was charged with fraud for allegedly faking his own kidnap, which backfired when he was taken hostage by real kidnappers. AFP

Italian businessman sold to extremists when alleged fake kidnap plot backfired is charged with fraud

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