Japanese officials meet after new video purportedly from hostage

Senior Japanese officials were meeting late on Tuesday after a video emerged purporting to show Kenji Goto, a Japanese captive of Islamic State militants, saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber. The voice on the video resembled that of Goto in an earlier video over the weekend which the Japanese and US governments believed was authentic.

In the latest message, the speaker repeated the condition for his release – that Jordan frees would-be suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi from death row.

He also said that Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who was captured after his jet crashed in northeast Syria in December during a bombing mission against the militants, had less than 24 hours to live.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4619908,00.html

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