Saturday, January 28, 2006

[20.15 GMT]Christian peacemakers shown alive in Iraq (Ekklesia, UK); Pacifist group reacts to videotape of kidnapped activists (WQAD, IL, USA); Last chance for Western hostages - new video (al Jazeera, Oman) - related Video shows German hostages in Iraq; US army “stretched to breaking point”; Audit details misuse of Iraq’s reconstruction funds; 'Last chance' for Iraq hostages (BBC News, UK). Reaction - Chris Cole of Fellowship of Reconciliation: "We're extremely concerned and extremely worried about how they're looking and how they're dealing with the ordeal." Alan Betteridge of the Baptist Peace Fellowship: ""I had thought with all the pressure put on them from the Muslim world they would have found a way of releasing them without making these sorts of threats." Anas Altikriti of the Muslim Association of Britain: It is a breakthrough to know that they are alive, and probably good that they are with the original captors and have not been 'traded'.

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