December 26, 2013
Video: Hostage Warren Weinstein
SLAMABAD (Reuters) - A U.S. development worker kidnapped in Pakistan by al Qaeda two years ago appealed to President Barack Obama to intervene and help negotiate his release, in a video released on Thursday.The video is here, thanks to Jeenyus.
In a 13-minute clip issued by al Qaeda's media wing and posted on several news websites, Warren Weinstein, 72, looked gaunt and tired.
We pray for his unconditional release.
Update: The video above was from 2012. Here is the new one.
Thanks to Birbal Dhar.
Update II: Here is a BBC report with a statement from Warren's family from this fall.
Update III: He was also forced to make a video appealing to the Israelis for help as he is a Jewish American.