Swedish hostage Johan Gustafsson ‘pretended to be Muslim’ to survive

Swedish hostage Johan Gustafsson ‘pretended to be Muslim’ to survive

Swede Johan Gustafsson, who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Mali in 2011, has spoken publicly for the first time since his release this summer after almost six years in captivity.

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda hostage victim Johan Gustafsson’s first words back home in Sweden

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda hostage victim Johan Gustafsson’s first words back home in Sweden

Freed Swede Johan Gustafsson sends message of hope to dad of fellow captive Stephen McGown

Freed Swede Johan Gustafsson sends message of hope to dad of fellow captive Stephen McGown

Swedish al-Qaeda hostage Johan Gustafsson home and reunited with family

Swedish al-Qaeda hostage Johan Gustafsson home and reunited with family

Swede held hostage by al-Qaeda since 2011 freed

Swede held hostage by al-Qaeda since 2011 freed

Armed Forces: Missing Mali Swede found safe

Armed Forces: Missing Mali Swede found safe

Swedish soldiers injured in Mali mortar attack

Swedish soldiers injured in Mali mortar attack

Suicide bomber dies in attack on Swedish troops in Mali

Suicide bomber dies in attack on Swedish troops in Mali

Kidnapped Swede in Mali shown alive in video

Kidnapped Swede in Mali shown alive in video

Swedish military posts meal after ‘hunger’ row

Swedish military posts meal after ‘hunger’ row

Sweden mulls sending ‘up to 200’ troops to Mali

Sweden mulls sending ‘up to 200’ troops to Mali

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Swede reported kidnapped in Mali

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Swedish hostage appeals for help in video

Sweden eyes Mali peacekeeping mission

Sweden eyes Mali peacekeeping mission

Sweden to send 160 troops in Mali mission

Sweden to send 160 troops in Mali mission