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ADC Welcomes Release of Hostage, Calls on US to Protect Civilians in Iraq

Washington, DC | March 30, 2006 | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes the release of Jill Carroll, a freelance journalist with the Christian Science Monitor and other media outlets in Iraq.  Caroll, 28, was kidnapped on January 7, while going to interview an Iraqi politician, her translator Allan Enwiyah, was killed in the ambush.
According to reports, Carroll was dropped off near an office of the Iraqi Islamic party and from there was able to speak with US officials. She said she was treated well but was never told why she was kidnapped. Carroll is the fourth hostage to be freed in the last eight days in Iraq.  To read comments from her family, Click Here.
Last week, on March 23, hostages Norman Kember of the UK, and Canadians James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden were freed by US and British forces.  These three men were in Iraq as a part of Christian Peacemakers Team along with their American colleague Tom Fox and were kidnapped on November 26, 2005.  Fox was killed on March 9.
ADC calls on the US, as the occupying power and military force in Iraq, to do more to meet its moral and international legal obligations to protect all civilians from harm.