Abducted American's video clip released
A secular group in Baluchistan has adopted the terror tactics of the Taliban militants and have released the video of an American who heads the United Nations High Commission for Refugees mission in blood-marred Baluchistan province.
The video was embedded in the memory card from a mobile phone and accompanied a letter saying Solecki would be killed if their demands were not met.
Solecki, who appeared blindfolded and with a shawl draped over his shoulders in the 20-second clip, said his message was addressed to the United Nations.
"I am not feeling well. I am sick and in trouble. Please help solve the problem soon so that I can gain my release," he said.
The hitherto unknown group called the Baluchistan United Liberation Front group has in particular demanded the release of 141 Baluch women who are allegedly being used as sex slaves in Pakistan army torture cells.
This is an image from mobile phone footage released by Online Photos Friday Feb. 13 2009, purportedly showing John Solecki, a seized American U.N. worker. The kidnappers have threatened to kill Solecki within 72 hours unless more than 100 prisoners are released. The threat was contained in a letter delivered with a grainy video of the hostage to a Pakistani news agency on Friday.
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