Wife Pleads for Release of Md. Man Held by Al Qaeda



On the first anniversary of his kidnapping, the wife of a 71-year-old Maryland man abducted in Pakistan and held by al Qaeda is pleading for his release, saying he is “not in good health” and needs immediate attention from doctors. “One year ago my husband, Warren Weinstein, was kidnapped while working in Pakistan,” said Elaine Weinstein in a statement released Monday.

She said that her husband has a heart condition, high blood pressure and severe asthma. “We fear that Warrens health will deteriorate if he is not allowed to see the doctors and specialists that have helped keep him alive in recent years.”

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