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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Prisoner Swap?

The BBC has again voiced concern for the safety of its Gaza reporter, Alan Johnston after the
release of a tape purportly made by his kidnappers. Read here.

The tape contains a demand for the release of Muslim prisoners in British jails, especially the release of Abu Qatada, a palestian born Islamic cleric currently held by UK government as a threat to national security.

BBC's Deputy Director General, Mark Byford renewed calls for Mr. Johnston to be released unharmed. He said BBC welcomed any sign that Alan may be alive and well and would be released soon.

My comments of an earlier story on this subject is here.