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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

Iraqi Kidnappers Extend Deadline Two Days

Kidnappers extended a deadline Wednesday for the threatened killing of four captive peace activists and posted a video of two of the hostages wearing robes and shackled with chains.

The original deadline set by the group calling itself the Swords of Righteousness was Thursday. Al-Jazeera said it was extended until Saturday.

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

Daughter of US hostage in Iraq appeals for his life

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The daughter of an American hostage in Iraq appealed for his life in an interview on Tuesday, telling his captors that killing him would not advance their cause.

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

Three more on CPT Hostages

US Muslim Group Urges Release of Iraq Hostages
The leading US Muslim civil liberties group has called for the immediate release of four Christian peace activists kidnapped in Iraq and threatened with murder.
http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=22878
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Hostages thank captors for treatment in video

CTV.ca News Staff

A new video posting has surfaced that shows the four aid workers who are being held hostage in Iraq thanking their kidnappers for their treatment.
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051206/hostage_tape_051206/20051206?hub=World
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Muslim Leaders Urge Release of Christian Hostages in Iraq
http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2005-12/06/article05.shtml

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

FOUR STORIES ON TOM FOX AND CPT HOSTAGES

Direct contact made with kidnappers of Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq
13:33:34 EST Dec 5, 2005

LONDON (AP) - Direct contact had been made with kidnappers of four members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday, quoting a western diplomat in Baghdad.
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/051205/w120548.html
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Canadian hostages’ moms beg for sons

By Our Wire Services

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The mothers of two Canadian hostages held in Iraq pleaded Sunday for their sons to be freed unharmed, days ahead of the date their captors said they will kill them and two other foreign peace activists.
http://www.herald.ns.ca/Front/469135.html
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'Sooner or Later It Will Snap'
Monday, December 05, 2005

Tom Fox is one of four members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams being held hostage by the previously unknown group calling itself the Swords of Righteousness Brigade.
http://www.pressaction.com/news/weblog/full_article/fox12052005/
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Greens Appeal for Immediate Release of Four Peace Activist Hostages
Hostages include Green Party member Tom Fox; Greens direct appeal to Middle East press, including al Jazeera.
http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/1205-12.htm

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization : International Relations : Peace & War

Va. Man Foresaw Dangers In Iraq

As Tom Fox headed toward the end of his first week in captivity in Iraq, friends said the 54-year-old musician and peace activist was well aware of the dangers he faced in the war-ravaged country.

He was so realistic, in fact, that he devised a written plan he distributed to friends and co-workers that they should follow if he were taken hostage. Don't pay ransom for his return, he wrote in an October 2004 e-mail, and reject the use of violence in trying to win his freedom. Don't "vilify" the abductors, he said, but instead "try to understand the motives of their actions."

Fox was kidnapped Saturday as he and three colleagues with a North America-based peace group were on their way to a meeting with a Muslim leader in which they planned to represent the families of imprisoned Iraqis, according to a former teacher in close touch with Fox.

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

Iraq peace activist abductions: Pentagon "black op"?

Recent reportage raises some disturbing questions about the abduction of the four activists from the Christian Peacemaker Teams now being held hostage in Iraq—Tom Fox, 54, of Virginia; Norman Kember, 74, of London; James Loney, 41, of Toronto; and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, also of Canada.

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

Interfaith groups to urge immediate release of Christian peace activist

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, December 4, local and national Muslim and Christian leaders will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to call for the immediate release of a local peace activist taken hostage recently in Iraq.

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War : Prisons

“Kidnappings are the direct result of the occupation?

Christian Peacemaker Teams blamed the U.S. and the British governments for the abduction of its members who apread last week on a video aired on an Arab satellite channel- The group said that the kidnapping was the direct result of the occupation of IRAQ

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