Wife of kidnapped cameraman pleas for his release

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 18, 2006 15:10

The wife of a Fox News cameraman kidnapped in Gaza made a tearful plea Friday for information about the whereabouts of her husband and a fellow Fox journalist. Cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand, and American reporter Steve Centanni, 60, were taken Monday from their TV van near the Palestinian security services headquarters. Foreigners were abducted by Palestinians in the past, usually in an attempt to settle personal scores, but released quickly. Palestinian security officials said they were concerned for the Fox journalists because no other foreigners have been held this long and all major terror groups in Gaza have denied involvement. "If somebody knows any information, can you please tell us because I want him home so much," Wiig's wife, Anita McNaught, a freelance journalist, said in a televised appeal Friday. "He and his colleague, Steve, don't deserve this. They are good men, they are good men and they should be allowed to come home. Please let him come home. Please," McNaught said before breaking down in tears.


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