IS Holds Two Japanese Men Demands 100 Million Each For Their Lives.
Jawa Report has obtained a copy of the video.
Before his capture, Goto was an avid freelance journalist who created his own video production company, Independent Press, in Tokyo in 1996 with the tagline "The World With You".The second hostage.
Through this company, he sent footage of conflict zones to Japanese television networks. Goto is a man with a great interest in the Syrian civil war and the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded in the country. Here is a Unicef lecture he delivered in Tokyo in March last year on the Syrian crisis and the reality on the ground.
In YouTube footage released in August last year, the second man in the hostage video, believed to be Haruna Yukawa, was shown captured in Syria by IS sympathisers. He was taken hostage while travelling with the Free Syria Army in northern Aleppo and because of his possession of a gun he was treated as a spy. In the footage, the militants ask the Japanese national: "You thief? Why you have gun? You kill soldier?" He replied: "I am no soldier." His capture reached Japan and many started to dig for more information on the captive. It was discovered that he owned a company known simply as "Private Military Company" and he had uploaded Facebook videos showing himself using an AK47 in Aleppo.We reported on Haruna Yukawa's capture here. This video of his capture remains online.
Posted by: Birbal Dhar at January 20, 2015 03:37 PM
Posted by: Valerie at January 20, 2015 04:46 PM
Anyway times up.
Checked Japanese news sites, still thinking about it.
Posted by: Phil at January 20, 2015 07:46 PM
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