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Jihadist group in Libya releases video of sobbing hostage

Published on Apr 21, 2014 11:17 AM

TRIPOLI (AFP) - A Jihadist group in Libya released a video on Monday showing a kidnapped hostage from the Tunisian embassy pleading with the authorities in Tunis to negotiate with his captors.

The hostage, Mohamed ben Sheikh, is shown crying during the five minute video as he calls on Tunisia's president to help rescue him from his plight.

He is being held by a largely unknown group calling themselves Shabab Al-Tawhid.

"Mr President, why do you want to deprive me of life?.. There are no negotiations, they will not release me," he says.

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