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Former Hostages Forgive Iraqi Captors
December 19, 2006 | bpfna
Their statement further indicated that, although their captors caused "great suffering" to them and their families, they hold no malice towards them and have "no wish for retribution". The "cycle of violence" in Iraq did not justify the kidnappers' actions, but should be considered in any potential judgment, they said.
The men added: "The death penalty is an irrevocable judgment. It erases all possibility that those who have harmed others, even seriously, can yet turn to good. We oppose the death penalty."
Norman Kember said he would participate in a trial only to plead for clemency.
The fourth member of the CPT group that went to Iraq, Tom Fox, was found shot to death in Baghdad last March.
read more and see an interview with Norman Kember from the BBC
photo: AFP/Odd Andersen