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Journalist Jill Carroll Released from Captivity in Iraq

Journalist Jill Carroll, who was abducted in Iraq three months ago, was released today by her captors unharmed. Carroll was in Iraq on assignment for the Christian Science Monitor when she was abducted and her translator killed on January 7.

In an interview that was broadcast on Baghdad television, Carroll emphasized that her captors “never hit me and never even threatened to hit me É I was treated very well, it’s important for people to know that,” the New York Times reports. Carroll’s captors had issued demands that all Iraqi women held in US prisons be released or Carroll would be killed. Several Iraqi women were released from prison, though US officials insisted the decision had nothing to do with the kidnappers’ demands.

Sources:

Christian Science Monitor 3/30/06; New York Times 3/30/06; Washington Post 3/30/06