Danish former IS hostage reveals horror: Jihadi John played Tango with his prisoners

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Syria, Oct 30: Another horrifying account of the atrocities meted out by Jihadi John on his captives has come up. An ex-Danish hostage, Daniel Rye Ottosen, recounts his horrifying days in captivity.

The 26-year old freelancer photographer was lucky enough not to meet the fate of his fellow inmates American journalist James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and the British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning. He was released as his family paid the 2 million euro ransom demanded by the Islamic State.


In an interview to the Telegraph, Ottosen named Jihadi John as his tormentor and described his vile ways to torture him. "The most brutal torture involved being forced to stand for days on end.

One of the tricks they used with me was to hang me up from the ceiling with my arms over my head and my hands handcuffed, hanging from a chain. I could stand with both of my feet on the ground, but they left me there for an entire day," said Ottosen.

He further added,"Then he took me up, and we were supposed to dance the Tango together, John and I". While James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines and Alan Henning were beheaded brutally, Ottosen was released after a year of captivity on 19 June 2014.

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