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Taliban Releases Video Of Canadian Held In Afghanistan

May 09, 2011

The Taliban have released a video of a Canadian national kidnapped in Afghanistan and said he could face trial in one of their courts.

The militant Islamists say they captured Colin Rutherford in the central province of Ghazni -- although it's not clear when -- and accuse him of spying.

Ottawa says the 26-year-old traveled to Afghanistan as a tourist.

In the video, a man named as Rutherford is shown answering questions posed by an unseen interrogator.

compiled from agency reports


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