British Hostage Pleads on Video for Blair to Meet Demands
The captive, Kenneth Bigley, appealed to British Prime Minister Tony Blair to intervene. ''I think this is possibly my last chance,'' he said. ''I don't want to die.''
As we wrote earlier, the Iraqi justice minister announced they would release one of the two female detainees on bail, only to be subsequently contradicted by a U.S. official.
a U.S. Embassy spokesman ruled out any immediate release. The two female scientists from Saddam's regime ''are in our legal and physical custody. Legal status of these two and many others is under constant review,'' the spokesman said.
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