In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned

In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned

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Warren Weinstein, a executive hold by al Qaeda militants, is a U.S. citizen hold warrant in Pakistan given Aug 2011.Warren Weinstein, a executive hold by al Qaeda militants, is a U.S. citizen hold warrant in Pakistan given Aug 2011.

U.S. traveller and Korean War maestro Merrill Newman arrives during a Beijing airfield Saturday, Dec 7, after being expelled by North Korea. Newman was a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/20/world/asia/north-korea-detained-american/index.html'detained Oct 26 by North Korean authorities/a usually mins before he was to skip a nation after visiting by an orderly tour. His son Jeff Newman says a Palo Alto, California, male had all a correct paperwork and set adult his outing by a North Korean-approved transport agency. U.S. traveller and Korean War maestro Merrill Newman arrives during a Beijing airfield Saturday, Dec 7, after being expelled by North Korea. Newman was detained Oct 26 by North Korean authorities usually mins before he was to skip a nation after visiting by an orderly tour. His son Jeff Newman says a Palo Alto, California, male had all a correct paperwork and set adult his outing by a North Korean-approved transport agency.

An Iranian justice threw out a genocide chastisement self-assurance final year forstrong Amir Hekmati/strong, a former U.S. Marine charged with spying. But he still a href='http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/08/family-pleads-for-release-of-former-marine-imprisoned-in-iran/ 'remains in unique confinement/a during Iran's scandalous Evin Prison. Hekmati was incarcerated in Aug 2011 during a revisit to see his grandmother; his family and a Obama administration repudiate accusations that he was espionage for a CIA.An Iranian justice threw out a genocide chastisement self-assurance final year for Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine charged with spying. But he still remains in unique confinement during Iran’s scandalous Evin Prison. Hekmati was incarcerated in Aug 2011 during a revisit to see his grandmother; his family and a Obama administration repudiate accusations that he was espionage for a CIA.

A North Korean justice condemned strongKenneth Bae/strong, a U.S. citizen, to 15 years of tough labor for committing antagonistic acts opposite a state. Those purported acts were not minute by a country's state-run news group when it a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/02/world/asia/north-korea-american-sentenced/index.html'announced a sentence/a Thursday, May 2. Bae, here in a print from a Facebook page patrician Remember Ken Bae, was arrested in November. This was somebody who was a debate operator, who has been there in a past and has a visa to go to a North, a comparison U.S. central told CNN.A North Korean justice condemned Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen, to 15 years of tough labor for committing “hostile acts” opposite a state. Those purported acts were not minute by a country’s state-run news group when it announced a sentence Thursday, May 2. Bae, here in a print from a Facebook page patrician Remember Ken Bae, was arrested in November. “This was somebody who was a debate operator, who has been there in a past and has a visa to go to a North,” a comparison U.S. central told CNN.

Mexican authorities arrested strongYanira Maldonado/strong, a U.S. citizen, right, on May 22, for purported drug possession. She and her husband, Gary, were roving from Mexico behind to a United States when their train was stopped and searched. She was expelled on Friday, May 31 and is behind in a United States.Mexican authorities arrested Yanira Maldonado, a U.S. citizen, right, on May 22, for purported drug possession. She and her husband, Gary, were roving from Mexico behind to a United States when their train was stopped and searched. She was expelled on Friday, May 31 and is behind in a United States.

a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/25/world/meast/iran-american-pastor-saeed-abedini/index.html'Saeed Abedini/a, a 33-year-old U.S. citizen of Iranian birth, was condemned to 8 years in jail in January, indicted of attempting to criticise a Iranian supervision and endangering inhabitant confidence by substantiating home churches.Saeed Abedini, a 33-year-old U.S. citizen of Iranian birth, was condemned to 8 years in jail in January, indicted of attempting to criticise a Iranian supervision and endangering inhabitant confidence by substantiating home churches.

North Korea has arrested Americans before, usually to recover them after a revisit by a distinguished dignitary. Journalists strongLaura Ling/strong, center, and strongEuna Lee/strong, to her right, spent 140 days in chains after being charged with bootleg entrance to control a allegation campaign. They were a href='http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/09/02/journalists.ordeal/index.html'freed in 2009/a after a outing by former President Bill Clinton.North Korea has arrested Americans before, usually to recover them after a revisit by a distinguished dignitary. Journalists Laura Ling, center, and Euna Lee, to her right, spent 140 days in chains after being charged with bootleg entrance to control a allegation campaign. They were freed in 2009 after a outing by former President Bill Clinton.

Former President Jimmy Carter a href='http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/26/north.korea.carter/index.html'negotiated a release/a of strongAijalon Gomes/strong, who was incarcerated in 2010 after channel into North Korea illegally from China. Analysts contend high-level visits give Pyongyang a promotion boost and a approach to save face when it releases a prisoner.Former President Jimmy Carter negotiated a release of Aijalon Gomes, who was incarcerated in 2010 after channel into North Korea illegally from China. Analysts contend high-level visits give Pyongyang a promotion boost and a approach to save face when it releases a prisoner.

strongEddie Yong Su Jun /strongwas expelled by North Korea a month after he was incarcerated in Apr 2011. His purported crime was not supposing to a media. The American commission that a href='http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/05/28/north.korea.american.released/index.html 'secured his freedom/a enclosed Robert King, a U.S. special attach� for North Korean tellurian rights issues.Eddie Yong Su Jun was expelled by North Korea a month after he was incarcerated in Apr 2011. His purported crime was not supposing to a media. The American commission that secured his freedom enclosed Robert King, a U.S. special attach� for North Korean tellurian rights issues.

strongRobert Park/strong was expelled by North Korea in 2010 though any apparent U.S. intervention. The Christian companion crossed into North Korea from China, carrying a minute seeking Kim Jong Il to giveaway domestic prisoners and resign. North Korea's state-run news group pronounced a href='http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/05/north.korea.american.released/index.html'Park was released/a after an acknowledgment and frank defence of his wrongdoings. Here, Park binds a print of Kim and a malnourished child during a criticism in Seoul.Robert Park was expelled by North Korea in 2010 though any apparent U.S. intervention. The Christian companion crossed into North Korea from China, carrying a minute seeking Kim Jong Il to giveaway domestic prisoners and resign. North Korea’s state-run news group pronounced Park was released after an “admission and frank defence of his wrongdoings.” Here, Park binds a print of Kim and a malnourished child during a criticism in Seoul.

strongJosh Fattal/strong, center,strong Sarah Shourd/strong, left, and strongShane Bauer/strong were incarcerated by Iran while hiking nearby a Iraq-Iran limit in Jul 2009. Iran charged them with bootleg entrance and espionage. Shourd was expelled on bail for medical reasons in Sep 2010; she never returned to face her charges. Bauer and Fattal were convicted in Aug 2011, though a subsequent month they were a href='http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/09/16/iran.hikers.timeline/index.html'released on bail/a and had their sentences commuted.Josh Fattal, center, Sarah Shourd, left, and Shane Bauer were incarcerated by Iran while hiking nearby a Iraq-Iran limit in Jul 2009. Iran charged them with bootleg entrance and espionage. Shourd was expelled on bail for medical reasons in Sep 2010; she never returned to face her charges. Bauer and Fattal were convicted in Aug 2011, though a subsequent month they were released on bail and had their sentences commuted.

strongHaleh Esfandiari/strong, an Iranian-American scholar, was also incarcerated during Evin Prison, spending months in unique capture before a href='http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/06/iran.esfandiari/index.html'Iran expelled her on bail /ain Aug 2007. Esfandiari was visiting her bum mom in Tehran when she was arrested and charged with harming Iran's inhabitant security. Haleh Esfandiari, an Iranian-American scholar, was also incarcerated during Evin Prison, spending months in unique capture before Iran expelled her on bail in Aug 2007. Esfandiari was visiting her bum mom in Tehran when she was arrested and charged with harming Iran’s inhabitant security.

strongAlan Gross/strong, during right with Rabbi Arthur Schneier, has been in Cuban control given Dec 2009, when he was jailed while operative as a subcontractor. Cuban authorities contend Gross attempted to set adult bootleg Internet connectors on a island. Gross says he was usually perplexing to assistance bond a Jewish village to a Internet. Former President Jimmy Carter and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson have both trafficked to Cuba on Gross' behalf, though they were a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/20/world/cuba-u-s-contractor'unable to secure his release./aAlan Gross, during right with Rabbi Arthur Schneier, has been in Cuban control given Dec 2009, when he was jailed while operative as a subcontractor. Cuban authorities contend Gross attempted to set adult bootleg Internet connectors on a island. Gross says he was usually perplexing to assistance bond a Jewish village to a Internet. Former President Jimmy Carter and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson have both trafficked to Cuba on Gross’ behalf, though they were unable to secure his release.

Sixteen Americans were among a dozens arrested in Dec 2011 when Egypt raided a offices of 10 nongovernmental organizations that it pronounced perceived bootleg unfamiliar financing and were handling though a open license. Many of a employees posted bail and left a nation after a transport anathema was carried a few months later. strongRobert Becker/strong, right, a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/05/world/africa/egypt-ngos'chose to stay/a and mount trial.Sixteen Americans were among a dozens arrested in Dec 2011 when Egypt raided a offices of 10 nongovernmental organizations that it pronounced perceived bootleg unfamiliar financing and were handling though a open license. Many of a employees posted bail and left a nation after a transport anathema was carried a few months later. Robert Becker, right, chose to stay and mount trial.

Freelance reportera href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/03/world/meast/syria-missing-journalist' /astrongJames Foley/strong a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/03/world/meast/syria-missing-journalist' target='_blank'went blank /ain Nov after his automobile was stopped by gunmen in Syria. He is expected being hold by a Syrian government, according to a GlobalPost, an online general news opening to that he contributed, and Foley's brother. Freelance reporter James Foley went blank in Nov after his automobile was stopped by gunmen in Syria. He is expected being hold by a Syrian government, according to a GlobalPost, an online general news opening to that he contributed, and Foley’s brother.

Filmmaker strongTimothy Tracy/strong a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/26/world/americas/venezuela-american-arrested' target='_blank'was arrested in Venezuela/a in Apr on allegations of appropriation opponents of newly inaugurated President Nicolas Maduro, inheritor to a late Hugo Chavez. Tracy went to Venezuela to make a documentary about a domestic multiplication retaining a country.Filmmaker Timothy Tracy was arrested in Venezuela in Apr on allegations of appropriation opponents of newly inaugurated President Nicolas Maduro, inheritor to a late Hugo Chavez. Tracy went to Venezuela to make a documentary about a domestic multiplication retaining a country.

Retired FBI representative strongRobert Levinson/strong a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/22/us/iran-missing-american/index.html?iref=allsearch' target='_blank'has been blank given 2007/a. His family says he was operative as a private questioner in Iran when he disappeared. It's believed Levinson, now 64, is being hold serf somewhere in southwest Asia.Retired FBI representative Robert Levinson has been blank given 2007. His family says he was operative as a private questioner in Iran when he disappeared. It’s believed Levinson, now 64, is being hold serf somewhere in southwest Asia.


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(CNN) — Captured American Warren Weinstein looks sleepy and dark and speaks in solid monotone in pleading for his leisure to President Barack Obama. In a video expelled by al Qaeda on Christmas Day, he says he feels deserted and lost given his abduction some-more than dual years ago.

“The years have taken their toll,” Weinstein, 72, says in a 13-minute video. He says he is not in good health and that he suffers from strident asthma. He appeals to Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, a media, a American open and finally his family.

“Nine years ago, we came to Pakistan to assistance my supervision and we did so during a time when many Americans would not come here,” he said. “And now, when we need my government, it seems we have been totally deserted and forgotten.”

CNN can't exclusively endorse a flawlessness of a video, that was initial posted on The Washington Post website. It was a second apparent explanation of life in that Weinstein creates a approach defence to a Obama administration. The initial was expelled in May 2012.


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“The U.S. supervision is operative to determine a flawlessness of a recently expelled video of Warren Weinstein,” a FBI pronounced in a statement. “We sojourn endangered for a reserve and contentment of Mr. Weinstein and sojourn in hit with Warren Weinstein’s family while we continue to guard a situation.”

State Department mouthpiece Marie Harf reiterated a government’s call for Weinstein to be released.

U.S. officials have regularly pronounced Washington will not discount with al Qaeda.

Weinstein was abducted Aug 20, 2011, from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, shortly before he was formulation to lapse to a United States. Gunmen posing as neighbors offering food, afterwards pistol-whipped Weinstein and his motorist and tied adult his guards, according to U.S. Embassy and Pakistani officials.

In a latest video, Weinstein is dressed in a light gray lane fit coupler and a black cap. He looks really opposite from when he was captured; he is skinny and has a white-haired beard.

“Needless to say, I’ve been pang low stress any partial of any day, not meaningful what is function to my family and not meaningful how they are and since we am not with them,” Weinstein said.

His coming dumbfounded Laurie Wiseberg, who is a crony and former co-worker of Weinstein.

“Quite honestly, we didn’t commend him in a picture. He has altered so dramatically from a chairman he used to be in terms of appearnce and we would wish something could be finished so he has a possibility to be reunited with his family, his wife, his children and grandchildren, and not have to die in a unfamiliar nation distant divided from those he loves,” Wiseberg told CNN’s Don Lemon.

Wiseberg pronounced she final spoke to Weinstein’s mother “some months ago and she was utterly in despair, though anticipating really most that he would in fact be released.”

In a video, Weinstein pronounced his captors have concluded to let his family revisit him, though usually if Obama agrees to do a same for al Qaeda members hold by a United States.

“Unless we continue to try to get President Obama and his administration to actively pursue my release, we might never see any other again,” he said.

Weinstein was employed by J.E. Austin Associates Inc., a U.S. consulting organisation formed in Arlington, Virginia, that is a USAID contractor. He is a world-renowned growth expert, according to a company’s website.

No one else appears in a latest video of Weinstein. In it, he appeals to Obama as a family man.

“I am, therefore, appealing to you, on a charitable basis, if zero else, in seeking that we take a required actions to assist my recover and my lapse to my family and to my country. Our country.”

Toward a end, he focuses on his mother and family.

“I would like them to know we adore them really most and we consider about any and any one of them any impulse of any day of my captivity.”

Weinstein’s wife, Elaine, who lives in Rockville, Maryland, was not immediately accessible for comment.

CNN’s Evan Perez contributed to this report.



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