Gluck is moved to Nazran. He was possibly kidnapped by Yakub gang

Kenneth Gluck was abducted and held hostage by members of a gang, possibly the Yakub gang, Chechnya's prosecutor Vsevolod Chernov told Interfax on Monday following a meeting with the American. Chernov declined to say how Gluck had been freed. He quoted Gluck as saying that his abductors had apologised to him. Chernov believes that "a negative reaction on the part of other Chechen rebel field commanders and the Shariah court that they obey made the apology possible." Gluck is in good health, he said. The abductors gave him all the medicine that he needed, Interfax cites Chernov as saying. Violence was used against him just once, when he sustained a blow with the butt of a rifle during his capture, he said. Gluck was moved to Mozdok by helicopter, and from Mozdok he was delivered to Nazran, Ingushetia, by car, RIA Novosti reports. "Moving Gluck outside Chechnya had been out of the question for security reasons," Chernov said.