Italian Hostage Clementina Cantoni Video
UPDATE 6/09: Clementina Cantoni has been freed!!! Click here for 6/09 update announcing the CARE International aid worker's release.
Clementina Cantoni was abducted from her car in Kabul on May 16th. The 32 year old Cantoni works for CARE International, the same organization that executed hostage Margaret Hassan worked for. Unlike Hassan, though, Cantoni was working in a country who's occupation and invasion was approved by the UN. So much for the international cooperation theory of terrorism...... Photo right: A still image from the Clementina Cantoni hostage video. On the streets of Kabul today, hundreds of Afghan women took to the streets to protest Cantoni's plight. CARE International has helped countless women receive food aid in that nation's capital. Canoe:
A video of a kidnapped Italian aid worker was broadcast yesterday on Afghan television, showing her wrapped in a brown blanket and flanked by two men aiming rifles at her head -- a tactic reminiscent of Iraqi abductions.... In the video, Clementina Cantoni, 32, a CARE International worker, responded to prompts from a man not shown on the video, identifying herself and naming her father, mother and an uncle. The tape, broadcast by independent Tolo TV, then zoomed in on her face. She had a blue scarf on her head, spoke quietly and looked nervous. It was not clear when the recording was made. But near the end, the man speaking off-camera asked Cantoni the date. "Today is May 28, Sunday," she said. The date referred to Saturday and the discrepancy was not explained. Cantoni was abducted May 16, dragged from a car by four armed men on the way to her Kabul home. She has been in Afghanistan since 2002 and was working on a project to help Afghan widows and their families. Italy's foreign ministry confirmed the woman on the video was Cantoni.
Posted by: Carlos at May 30, 2005 01:44 PM
Posted by: A fatwad Finn at May 30, 2005 03:25 PM
no, she's not known as a left wing person, that's why she received so little sympathy in Italy. Here there have been "good" hostages like Giuliana Sgrena and "bad" ones, like Fabrizio Quattrocchi.
At a rally for freeing Sgrena some hundred thousand people showed up, at a similar rally in Rome in support of Clementina Cantoni a very few hundreds. This says it all.
Posted by: Buzzurro at May 30, 2005 04:03 PM
perhaps she's a devout catholic.
Posted by: Carlos at May 30, 2005 04:29 PM
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at May 31, 2005 06:01 PM
Posted by: A fatwad Finn at June 01, 2005 03:42 AM
Posted by: A fatwad Finn at June 01, 2005 03:49 AM
I agree! I'll go too to hunt terrorist, it's sick what they are doing. How "brave" can be someone to kidnap a defenceless WOMAN and wave their arms in front of her head if she could do something to them!!!
SICK MAN!! Veru SICK!!!
Posted by: elmachoxp at June 07, 2005 02:47 PM
Posted by: Buzzurro at June 09, 2005 01:27 PM
Posted by: Jan-Mohammed at June 10, 2005 01:29 PM
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