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Muslim group issues Kember plea

A British Muslim group has appealed for the safe release of Norman Kember and three other peace campaigners taken hostage with him in Iraq in November. The appeal, from the Muslim Association of Britain, was broadcast on al-Jazeera TV channel in Arabic and followed media appeals from the 74-year-old’s family. The men remain missing two weeks after their captors threatened to kill them. The Swords of Truth group demanded all Iraqis detained by coalition forces be freed by 10 December – a call not met. Mr Kember, from Pinner, north London, was seized in Baghdad on 26 November. He was taken captive along with Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, and an American Tom Fox, 54. Mr Kember was last seen in a video aired on al-Jazeera on 8 December, blindfolded and with his hands tied. Full Story

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