Skip to comments.Annan demands immediate release of hostages held in Iraq
Posted on 12/08/2005 6:56:07 PM PST by jmc1969
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of all Iraqi and foreign hostages taken by Iraqi militants.
Annan "calls for their immediate, safe and unconditional release, and strongly reiterates his appeal to all sides to respect at all times the fundamental principles of international humanitarian law," his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
Annan's comments came as an Internet statement by The Islamic Army in Iraq claimed it had killed a US hostage named Ronald Schulz, who was a contractor.
The Islamic Army said it killed Schulz because US President George W. Bush refused to meet its demands that all prisoners in Iraq be released.
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This is interesting... Jim Wallis' Sojourners is only concerned about four antiwar peace workers that were kidnapped, look:
"Sojourners Calls for Immediate Release of Christian Peacemaker Teams Members
Washington, D.C.---- (Friday, December 2, 2005) Sojourners is alarmed and saddened by the kidnapping of four Christian Peacemaker Teams members - Harmeet Sooden, Jim Loney, Norman Kember, and Tom Fox - in Baghdad on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005. We are afraid for their lives and pray for their speedy release. "
That has to be the funniest thing I have heard in a long time! :-)
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