Taliban release video of missing Canadian

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Posted: May 08, 2011 10:47 AM
Taliban release video of missing Canadian

Afghanistan's Taliban have released a video of a missing Canadian and threatens to put him on trial for espionage if Canada does not meet their demands.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said did not list the demands. He said the Canadian government was aware of what the Taliban want. In an email sent to news organizations, Mujahid said the video he released was proof the Taliban were holding the Canadian.

The Canadian government confirmed in February that a Canadian tourist visiting Afghanistan was missing. At the time, Canada said it was working with Afghan authorities to secure the release of the captive and strongly advised its citizens not to travel to Afghanistan.