Saturday, January 24, 2015

ISIS Kills Japanese Hostage

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mother of Japanese Isis hostage Kenji Goto makes tearful appeal

Mother of Japanese Isis hostage Kenji Goto makes tearful appeal | World news | theguardian.com
Junko Ishido, 76, said her son, freelance journalist Kenji Goto, was not an enemy of Isis, but had been motivated by a simple humanitarian desire to report from troubled parts of the world.
“My son is not an enemy of Islamic State,” Ishido told a packed press conference on Friday morning. Occasionally wiping away tears, she apologised for the trouble her son had caused and called on the Japanese government to secure his release, even if it meant paying the ransom.
Junko Ishido answers questions during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on Friday.