ISIS: demonstrations in Amman for Jordanian pilot, "free Rishawi"

Japan asks Jordan to cooperate in momentous phase

28 January, 12:26

    Safi Yousef (R), the father of the Jordanian pilot held by ISIS, at a protest for his release in Amman Safi Yousef (R), the father of the Jordanian pilot held by ISIS, at a protest for his release in Amman

    (ANSAmed) - ROME - Hundreds of people on Tuesday demonstrated in the Jordanian capital Amman raising photos of Muadh al-Kassasbe, the pilot held by ISIS, asking the government to release Sajida al-Rishawi, the would-be suicide bomber whose release has been demanded by the Islamic State in exchange for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and the air force pilot, Jordanian media report.

    A Japanese government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that Tokyo has asked for the ''cooperation of Jordan, at an extremely momentous phase, for the release of Kenji Goto''.

    ''This policy does not change'', said spokesman Yoshihide Suga, speaking about the 24-hour ultimatum issued by ISIS militants for the release of the reporter, adding that the plan is well-known to Tokyo's task force in Amman. Officials from both countries are in talks over how to ensure that Goto and Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasassbe will be freed.(ANSAmed).

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