Haiti Gunmen who kidnapped a Haitian journalist and his father released them Saturday after fellow reporters paid their ransom.
Wadson Desir, a journalist for radio Metropole and a contributor to Radio France Internationale, was kidnapped Friday - the day an American missionary was released amid a wave of abductions in Haiti ahead of next month's national elections.
"I'm all right now. It was more fright than harm," Desir, 27, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview about an hour after his release.
Joseph Guyler Delva, who leads the Haitian association SOS Journalistes, said fellow journalists pooled money for the $4,500 ransom.
Desir and his father were kidnapped in an area bordering the highly volatile slum of Cite Soleil, a base for gangs blamed for much of the violence in the capital and the scene of several recent kidnappings - including those of the U.S. missionary and 14 schoolchildren released earlier this week.
Desir said he and his father were abducted within eyesight of a unit of U.N. peacekeepers, who did not intervene.