Hostages, release of women from prisons demanded
Today a web site will release images of British and two American hostages seized in Iraq on Thursday. The men identify themselves as Briton Kenneth Bigley and Americans Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley. Militants in a videotape with the hostages accuse the US of violating the honour of Muslim women (c.f. Hersh's claims from 08 July 2004). They threaten to kill the hostages unless all women are released from Abu Ghraib and Umm Qasr prisons.