Japan condemns apparent ISIS execution, demands release of remaining hostage

By REUTERS
January 24, 2015 18:29

 
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Japan on Saturday condemned a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image.

"This is an outrageous and unacceptable act of violence," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters as he arrived at his office after midnight. "We strongly demand the immediate release" of the remaining captive, Kenji Goto.

He later said the government would spare no effort to secure the release of the remaining captive.

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