Taliban Video of Kidnapped Canadian

A 26-year-old Canadian tourist kidnapped in Afghanistan three months ago was shown in a video Sunday proclaiming he was innocent of Taliban charges that he was a spy. The Taliban released the video to news organizations Sunday along with a statement demanding the federal government secure his release, lest he face Taliban prosecution. The man, who described himself as an auditor, was captured in the central Afghan province of Ghazni. Insurgents said he had been collecting secret information and would be put on trial unless Canada met unspecified demands.

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