December 26th, 2013
07:30 PM ET

American hostage begs President Obama for help

"I hope and pray to God that you, as leader of the United States, along with your administration, will feel an adequate level of responsibility toward me and work for my release."

An American captured by Al Qaeda in Pakistan two years ago says he feels abandoned and forgotten by the U.S.

In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned

In a new video released on Christmas day, Warren Weinstein pleads with President Barack Obama to negotiate for his release - a practice the U.S. says it does not engage in.

Jill Dougherty is at the State Department with all the details.

Filed under: al Qaeda • International • News
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  1. summa

    We are praying for you and for them to release you soon.

    December 29, 2013 at 7:42 am | Reply

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