Friday, February 10, 2006

Jill Carroll Update

I don't have much to say about the most recent news involving Jill Carroll, but wanted to note it anyway:
"Kidnappers of American journalist Jill Carroll have threatened to kill her if their demands are not met by Feb. 26, the owner of a Kuwaiti TV station that has aired a new tape of the hostage said Friday.

"Al Rai satellite station owner Jassem Boudai said the kidnappers set "more specific" demands than the release of all Iraqi women from prison, which the group laid down in the first videotape released last month. Boudai refused to elaborate...

"Boudai said the sources claimed Carroll, who was abducted in Baghdad on Jan. 7, 'is in a safe house owned by one of the kidnappers in downtown Baghdad with a group of women.'

"He said the sources also claimed Carroll was in good psychological condition and was doing housework with the women in the place of her detention. The sources also said the kidnappers denied killing Carroll's translator when they abducted her at gunpoint, as has previously been reported.

"Later Friday, Boudai told CNN that he believed Carroll's kidnappers were the same ones who seized two Italian aid workers in September 2004 and released them several weeks later. Italian media said a $1 million ransom was paid in that case."


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