Chairman of the Kuwaiti television channel Al Rai, Jassem Boudai announced Friday that specific demands from the kidnappers of American Journalist Jill Carroll have been passed on to authorities via the network. The kidnappers threaten to kill Carroll unless the demands are met by February 26, according to Reuters.
Carroll is “in a safe house owned by one of the kidnappers in downtown Baghdad with a group of women,” according to Boudai’s statement to AP.
Carroll seemed calm in a videotape aired Thursday on Al Rai TV. She asked that all demands of her kidnappers be met as “there is very short time left.”
Natasha and J. Scott Tynes, both friends and former colleagues of Jill Carroll, update the story as it happens on Natasha’s blog.
And let’s hope that this ends promptly and peacefully.