Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands release of remaining hostage

January 24, 2015 4:29 PM

4 0

Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands release of remaining hostage

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan early on Sunday condemned a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image.

"This is an outrageous and unacceptable act of violence," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters as he arrived at his office after midnight. "We strongly demand the immediate release" of the remaining captive, Kenji Goto.

Read more

To category page

Loading...