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Video shows Iraq hostage appeal

Tuesday 07 March 2006, 15:02 Makka Time, 12:02 GMT

A videotape of three of the four kidnapped Christian Peacemaker activists shows the men asking their governments and countries in the Gulf to work for their release.

It was not immediately clear which of the four hostages, who disappeared on 26 November, was not in the video broadcast on Tuesday by Aljazeera. It carried a 28 February date superimposed on the tape.

The tape showed the three men sitting in chairs. One of those on the tape had white hair and a slight beard, the two others had dark hair and full beards.

The previously unknown Swords of Righteousness Brigades had said they were responsible for the kidnapping.

The four workers - two Canadians, an American and a Briton - were last seen in a videotape aired by Aljazeera on 28 January and dated 21 January.

Until Tuesday, there had been no further word on the fate of Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32; Tom Fox, 54, of Virginia; and Norman Kember, 74, of London.

Christian Peacemaker Teams, a Chicago-based organisation, has been working in Iraq since October 2002, investigating allegations of abuse against Iraqi detainees by American and Iraqi forces. Its teams host human-rights conferences in conflict zones, promoting peaceful solutions.


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