Family of American Hostage Call on Taliban Leader for Help


The family of an American hostage on Saturday appealed the Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah to ask his loyalists to release the American hostage Cathleen Coleman and her husband Joshua Bowell in the wake of holy month of Ramazan and Eid festival.

The American and her Canadian husband were taken hostage by the Taliban in 2012 in Ghazni province and since then they have been able to contact their families only three times.

Coleman and Bowell have two children and their grandparents want to see them as soon as possible.

“We were so blessed to receive the news of birth of two healthy sons, thank you for sharing such wonderful news, these blessings brought us great joy, such news has also brought us sorrow, we desperately want to be with our daughter and grandsons,” said James Coleman father of Cathleen, the hostage.

“Pray that we will see our daughter again in this life, pray we will be able to hold our grandsons soon,” he said.

In 2013, Taliban released two video tapes of the hostages in which they pleaded for their release.

“I would ask that my family and my government do every thing that they can to bring my husband, my child and I to safety and freedom,” Coleman says in the video footage released by Taliban.

“Greetings to Maulavi Akhundzada and his deputy Seraj Haqqani and Mohammad Yaqoub, I am James Coleman and this is my wife Linda,” father of the hostage said while pleading Taliban leader for release of their daughter and her family.

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