Afghan Taliban release video of captured Canadian

By REUTERS
May 8, 2011 13:26

 
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KABUL - The Taliban released a video on Sunday of a Canadian man captured this year in a volatile province of central Afghanistan and said he would be put on trial for spying unless Canada's government accepted unspecified demands for his release.

The man was detained in Ghazni city in February by insurgents who accused him of collecting secret information, although Canada's foreign affairs department said the 26-year-old had traveled to Afghanistan as a tourist.

Canadian authorities have said they would prefer that the man not be identified while negotiations to secure his release go on.

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