US journalist Jill Carroll, kidnapped in Iraq a month ago, pleaded with authorities to meet her captors’ demands quickly in a video aired on Kuwaiti television, saying “there is a very short time”.
Carroll appeared in the video wearing an Islamic veil, speaking to the camera.
“I am here. I am fine. Please just do whatever they want, give them whatever they want as quickly as possible,” Carroll says. “There is a very short time. Please do it fast. That’s all.”
The video was aired on Alrai TV, a private channel, unlike two previous videos of Carroll issued by her captors, which were handed over to the more widely watched Al-Jazeera.
Carroll, 28, who worked as a freelance for The Christian Science Monitor, was abducted on January 7 in Baghdad.
Her captors, calling themselves the Revenge Brigades, demanded the release of all Iraqi women prisoners held in US and Iraqi jails.