Kidnapped American journalist pleas for help

by on February 9th, 2006

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/09/AR2006020901365.html

KUWAIT CITY — Kidnapped American journalist Jill Carroll appeared in a video aired Thursday on a private Kuwaiti TV channel, appealing for her supporters to do whatever it takes to win her release and saying “there is a very short time.”

Carroll was shown in the black-and-white video wearing an Islamic headscarf, sitting on a chair in front of a wall with a large floral design. She spoke to the camera in a firm voice, without weeping as she did on a previous video.

“I am here. I am fine. Please just do whatever they want, give them whatever they want as quickly as possible,” she said, adding she was speaking on Feb. 2, nearly a month after she was abducted by armed men in Baghdad. “There is a very short time. Please do it fast. That’s all.”

The 22 second video was aired on Al Rai TV, a private Kuwaiti channel, and included audio, unlike two previous videos of Carroll.

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