Dollar bills found in the hostages clothes when she took a shower in the embassy. The Focus exclusivly reports that the embassy staff found dollar notes that were paid for her release in her (Susanne Osthoff) cloth. Foreign Minister Steinmeyer (SPD) ordered it a top secret. http://focus.msn.de/hps/fol/newsausgabe/newsausgabe.htm?id=23891 So now it is proven what most had long suspected. They paid the ransom. Damn cowards.