Allan Enwiyah

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Here is a statistical look at journalists abducted by armed groups in Iraq and held for periods ranging from several hours to many weeks. The analysis, covering the period 2003-09, is followed by capsule reports detailing each abduction. 

CPJ Update
Committee to Protect Journalists
April 19, 2006

New York, March 30, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's release of Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter on assignment for The Christian Science Monitor who had been held captive in Iraq for nearly three months. Carroll was freed at mid-day in Baghdad. She was reported in good health and told reporters that she was treated well and was not harmed.
New York, January 19, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes calls by prominent Muslims around the world for the release of U.S. reporter Jill Carroll who faces death at the hands of her Iraqi kidnappers. A brief video aired on Tuesday showing the 28-year-old freelancer in captivity has prompted an outpouring of appeals for her safe return by groups ranging from leading Sunni Arabs in Iraq and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to Muslims in the United States.
New York, January 17, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply alarmed by a report today that kidnappers in Iraq have threatened to kill U.S. reporter Jill Carroll if the United States does not free all female Iraqi prisoners within 72 hours.

The Arabic-language TV network Al-Jazeera aired a 20-second video in which a pale and tired-looking Carroll is shown speaking to the camera, but her voice is not heard. The station said the kidnappers' demand was made in a statement that accompanied the video. Al-Jazeera did not disclose how it received the video and statement, but a producer told The Associated Press that no group's name was attached to them.
New York, January 9, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the abduction of U.S. reporter Jill Carroll in Baghdad, and the murder of her Iraqi interpreter. Carroll, a freelancer on assignment in Iraq for the Christian Science Monitor, was seized on January 7 by unidentified gunmen in the Adil neighborhood of western Baghdad with her interpreter, Allan Enwiyah, the newspaper reported today.

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