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Mother of stowaway Somali teen fears for life and blames ex-husband for anonymous threats
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, June 9, 2014 10:44 AM EDT
The mother of an ethnic Somali teenager who stowed away on a plane from California to Hawaii has left a refugee camp in Ethiopia because of what she says are death threats.
The teen stowed away in the wheel well of a jetliner during a 5 1/2-hour flight to Hawaii in April. Since then, Abdule says she has received threats from callers she believes are her ex-husband's relatives.
A family spokeswoman forwarded questions to father Abdilahi Yusuf about the allegations. As with past requests, Yusuf did not respond.