Kidnappers of UN workers in Afghanistan demand release of prisoners

[JURIST] The militant Islamic group the Army of Muslims (Jaish-e-Muslimeen) that has kidnapped three UN relief employees in Afghanistan - British-Irish woman Annetta Flanigan, Kosovar woman Shqipe Hebibi and Filipino diplomat Angelito Nayan - is calling for the release of Afghan prisoners in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, and the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. In a video released Sunday to Aljazeera television, the three hostages appear to be unharmed. The group is said to have strong ties to the Taliban. The UN has called for their employees' immediate release. Aljazeera has more.



 

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