15 Apr 2019

Kiwi nurse kidnapped by Islamic State

From The Panel, 4:09 pm on 15 April 2019

It's been revealed a New Zealand nurse, Louisa Akavi, was captured by Islamic State in Syria more than five years ago. No one knows her fate.

The story has been under wraps for fear her situation may become more dangerous if it was reported.

International law expert Al Gillespie, from the University of Waikato, explains why the story has gone public now.