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Continued Prayer Urged for Release of CPT Partners in Iraq


January 12, 2006 | bpfna

No new information is available, but BPFNA urges continued prayer for the safe release of four CPT partners in Iraq. Pat Kember, wife of British peace activist and BPFNA member Norman Kember, issued her latest appeal January 6 via al-Jazeera television. In the appeal, Mrs. Kember expressed worry about her 74-year-old husband's health.

Norman Kember was last seen in a video aired by al-Jazeera on December 8. Norman Kember, a BPFNA member from London, was kidnapped in Baghdad November 26, along with Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, and American Tom Fox, 54.

The four were in Iraq with Canadian peace organization Christian Peacemaker Teams as a show of solidarity. In the new statement, Mrs. Kember said, "I know that Norman would like to continue charity work in the future, but I want him to return home soon. We need him here, all of his friends and family." She said Mr. Kember did not have his usual medication with him. Read the full story from BBC News, including a link to the appeal video.

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