Iraqi Minister Claims Italian Hostage Release Imminent

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reports that a low level Iraqi minister announced yesterday that the release of Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena was 'imminent'. The newspaper that Sgrena worked for, the Leftist Il Manifesto was cautiously optimistic on hearing the initial reports. Italian government officials, though, seem less optimistic and doubt the veracity of the report.

Il Manifesto made the cryptic claim that they believed, "Giuliana will arrive from nowhere just like she disappeared".

Yesterday a hunger strike was coordinated between the Catholic and Muslim communities in Italy in support of Giuliana Sgrena's plight. The protesters, so concerned about Sgrena focused much of their attention on calling for the US to end its attack against terrorists in Ramadi.


Posted by: Rusty at 12:00 PM


1 I don't know why they are asking the US to stop attacks against terrorists; there are many Italians there as well as part of the coalition and Italy also refuses to leave Iraq, refuses to have discussions with terrorists, just as the US does.


Posted by: firstbrokenangel at March 02, 2005 09:14 PM

2 I am sure she will release herself. She probably ran out of gin.

Posted by: Filthy Allah at March 03, 2005 07:54 AM

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