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Taliban Holds Canadian With Demands

By: AP
By: AP

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban have released a
video of a missing Canadian and threatens to put him on trial for
espionage if Canada does not meet their demands.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said did not list the
demands. He said the Canadian government was aware of what the
Taliban want. In an email sent to news organizations, Mujahid said
the video he released was proof the Taliban were holding the
Canadian.

Canadian Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Lisa Monette said Sunday
the department is aware of the video and that Canadian officials
were working with Afghan authorities to help the man's family
secure his "safe release."

Monette said Canada strongly advises against all travel to
Afghanistan.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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