April 13, 2005

Bad guys show American hostage on Al Jazeera

An American citizen, taken hostage in Iraq, was seen on a video broadcast on Al Jazeera today, begging for his life.

The tape on Wednesday showed a man sitting behind a wooden desk as three men pointed their guns towards him.

He was holding what looked like a passport and a photo identification.

The US embassy spokesman in Baghdad - Bob Callahan - confirmed the captive's name as Jeffrey Ake and that the pictures appeared to be consistent with his appearance, but declined to give further details.

Aljazeera did not air the tape's audio, but said Ake had asked the US government to start a dialogue with the Iraqi resistance.

Ake was kidnapped Sunday in Iraq.

I'll link to the video once it becomes available.

(More coverage from Outside the Beltway & others)

Posted by mhking at April 13, 2005 11:12 AM

Just to let anyone concerned, I am praying for
Jeffrey and asking others to do the same.
I care.
I prayed for a previous captive and he escaped

Posted by: Ellie Hitchman at April 24, 2005 05:50 PM
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