Dette er et bilde fra videoen Abu Musab Al-Zarqawis gruppe la ut på internett tirsdag, der det het at de to algeriske diplomatene, Ben Kadi Ezzeddin (øverst) og Ali Belaroussi, er dømt til døden. Bildene vakte sterke reaksjoner hos de pårørende i Algerie, og de viste sine følelser på TV . Hva tenker algerierne når de ser slike bilder?
Algerian television showed several family members of Belaroussi in tears before a TV screen, along with images of the two blindfolded diplomats.
«We told him not to go, but he is courageous. He wanted to go and he wasn’t afraid,» his daughter said.
Another unnamed woman said Belaroussi «has done nothing wrong,» and appealed for his release.
State minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem said the government was doing everything in its power to obtain the release of the diplomats.
«We are exploring every avenue to bring them home,» he said.
The Algerian extremist Islamist organization, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, alleged in a letter that Belaroussi was a member of the Algerian secret service and «a nationalist hostile to the creation of an Islamic state.»
Belaroussi, 62, and Belkadi, 47, who had been in Baghdad for only a week, were seized Thursday by armed men in their car about 100 metres from their embassy.(afp)