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Secretary-General calls for release of Japanese nationals held hostage in Iraq

Press Release 04/031-E 2004.04.09

The following statement was issued today (on 8 April) by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the threats to the lives of three Japanese nationals who are reportedly held hostage by Iraqi militants.

The Secretary-General calls for the release of these three persons and all other innocent civilians who may have been abducted for political ends in the conflict.