Taliban Threaten to Behead Canadian Hostage in New Video
A new video of a Canadian journalist being held by the Taliban in Pakistan was provided to the Globe and Mail newspaper, which shows Beverly Giesbrecht asking for her ransom to be paid.
The Canadian journalist, who was taken hostage after travelling to the tribal belt of Northern Pakistan four months ago, made reference to a Polish engineer who was executed by militants last month.
In a new video provided to The Globe and Mail, Beverly Giesbrecht expresses fear for her life if her captors aren't paid.
“I have been advised and asked to make this video. We have very short time now and I am going to be killed, as you can see,” she says, gesturing at the dagger on the wall behind her, pointed at her head.
She alluded to Piotr Stanczak, a kidnapped Polish engineer who was executed by militants last month, the first killing of a Western hostage in Pakistan since U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
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