Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wife of Kidnapped Fox Journalist appeals for release

It has been 10 days since correspondent Steve Centanni and New Zealand-born cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped in the Gaza. Anita McNaught, wife of Wiig, appealed for their release today. She said they were not enemies of the Palestinians. They were only there to tell the story of the Palestinian people.

Their abducters, Holy Jihad Brigades, have asked that all Muslim prisoners being held by the US by Friday.

Meanwhile, New Zealand diplomat Peter Rider said his country would not negotiate with the kidnappers, echoing the standpoint of the US State Department.

"The New Zealand policy is exactly the same as that of the United States, we will not negotiate with terrorists or militant groups like this," Mr Rider said.

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