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Warren Weinstein, Maryland Man Kidnapped in Pakistan, Pleads for His Life in Video

The Washington Post
7th May 2012

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Warren Weinstein, a 70-year-old American aid expert kidnapped in Pakistan last summer, has appeared in a video asking President Obama to save his life by meeting his al-Qaeda captors’ demands to free convicted terrorists imprisoned in the United States.

“My life is in your hands, Mr. President. If you accept the demands, I live; if you don’t accept the demands, then I die,” Weinstein says evenly in the video, which al-Qaeda posted to jihadist forums on Sunday.

The White House on Monday ruled out negotiating with al-Qaeda, but spokesman Jay Carney said the U.S condemned the kidnapping and called for Weinstein’s release.

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