A new video of hostage Kenneth Bigley pleading for his life was released. The al-Qaeda terrorist group, Tawhid and Jihad, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi released the video.
A British hostage pleaded for his government to save his life in a new video aired Wednesday on Arab television after the release of two Italian women and 10 other hostages.
Hiking up the pressure for Britain to make concessions, a video aired on Al-Jazeera television showed British hostage Kenneth Bigley pleading to Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) to work for his release — the second such video apparently released by his captors.
In the footage, a sobbing Bigley — his legs and hands chained — was seen talking from behind the bars of what appeared to be a prison cell. He was dressed in a orange jump suit and kneeling on the floor, and at one point he cradled his head in one of his hands.
"He doesn't care about me, I'm just one person," he was heard saying, referring to Blair. "Please, please, help me. I'm begging you (Blair), I'm begging you to speak, to push."
Bigley was taken hostage by the terrorist along with Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley on Septmeber 16th.
Video of Eugene Armstrong being beheaded was released on September 20th. Video of Jack Hensley being beheaded was released on September 22nd.
The first Video of Kenneth Bigley pleading for his life was released on September 22nd.
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