Sudanese Hijackers Surrender

All passengers freed, 2 men arrested
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Aug 27, 2008 11:45 AM CDT
The hijacked Boeing 737 Sudanese airliner sits at the remote desert airstrip in Libya's Sahara desert today.   (AP Photo/Libyan TV via APTN)
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(Newser) – The hijackers of a Sudanese flight from Darfur surrendered to authorities in Libya today after releasing all 95 passengers. The two men gave no motive, but asked for refugee status in France, Reuters reports. The pilot said the suspects are from the Sudanese Liberation Movement, a charge the group's leader denies. An SLM member on the plane said, "Last night we felt terrorized."