Parents of captured NH journalist appeal to his captors for information

7:40 PM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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ROCHESTER, N.H. (NEWS CENTER) -- The parents of a New Hampshire journalist are appealing to his Syrian captors to contact them.

39-year-old James Foley, "Jim" to his friends and family, has been missing in Syria since Thanksgiving. He was captured in the same province where NBC correspondent Richard Engel and his team were kidnapped in December. Foley was freelancing for the French news service Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Foley's parents, John and Diane Foley of Rochester, say their son was good about checking in, and they haven't heard anything about where he is or who has him for 6 weeks.
They spoke out today in hopes that his captors would contact them.

John Foley said, "As Jimmy's father, I appeal to the people who have Jim. Let us know where he is and help us secure his release and give us some information in terms of his welfare, his health."

Foley has reported from the Middle East for 5 years. He spent 44 days in prison in Libya in 2011 before being released unharmed.

His family has set up a website to update people on his situation and to get support for his cause. You can visit it by clicking here.


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