November 12, 2004

New Hostage Video Shows American Dean Sadek (Updated)

UPDATE: Al Jazeera:

Iraqi armed fighters have kidnapped an American who works as a manager at Baghdad airport.

In a videotape sent to Aljazeera, the captors identified themselves as the 1920 Revolution Brigades, a group which has previously seized foreigners working with US forces.

Arabic TV station Al-Jazeera has broadcast a videotape showing what it says is an American contractor of Lebanese origin held hostage in Iraq.

The balding, middle-aged man was shown carrying a US passport and an identification card in the name of Dean Sadek. He was sitting in front of a green wall.

Al-Jazeera did not air any audio but quoted Sadek as saying all businesses should stop cooperating with US authorities.

The Qatar-based television said the kidnapping was claimed in the name of the 1920 Revolution Brigade, a known insurgent group. The name refers to the uprising against the British after World War I.

It's not immediately clear when or where Sadek was kidnapped.

Hat tip: Slant Point

Others: Slant Point, Quinton, Joyner, Alan Brain

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:50 AM | Comments |