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Cablegate: Abductors Release Radio Free Liberty-Iraq

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RR RUEHBC RUEHDA RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK
DE RUEHGB #3691 3111412
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 071412Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
TO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE
RUEHPG/AMEMBASSY PRAGUE 0025

UNCLAS BAGHDAD 003691

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ KCRM PGOV PTER
SUBJECT: ABDUCTORS RELEASE RADIO FREE LIBERTY-IRAQ
JOURNALIST JUMANA TAKE


1. (SBU) Jumana Take was released by her captors on October
31, 2007 after 9 days in captivity. Ms. Take is an Iraqi
citizen freelance journalist employed at times by Radio Free
Liberty-Iraq (RFL-I).

2. (SBU) According to Bill Key, Director of Corporate
Security for RFL, Ms. Take called the RFL-I desk on October
31 at approximately 8:30 am Central European Time (Zulu 2)
to inform RFL-I that she had been released and was at her
family's home in Baghdad. Ms. Take reported having been
struck on the head with a pistol, blackening her eyes. She
and her family declined RFL-I's offer of medical or
relocation assistance.

3. (SBU) Further details are available from the Office of
Hostage Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. POC for
further information is Ms. Jennifer Fox, foxjm@state.gov.
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