WHY THE TALIBAN'S IMPRISONMENT OF AUSTRALIAN TIMOTHY WEEKS HAS GONE LARGELY UNNOTICED UNTIL NOW

WHY THE TALIBAN'S IMPRISONMENT OF AUSTRALIAN TIMOTHY WEEKS HAS GONE LARGELY UNNOTICED UNTIL NOW

THESE WERE THE WORDS OF AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH TEACHER TIMOTHY WEEKS AS HE SPOKE IN A VIDEO MESSAGE RECORDED BY HIS TALIBAN CAPTORS IN JUNE 2017.

(Supplied: YouTube) "My mother, I know you are sick in hospital and I may never see you again," he said.
"I beg you, I ask you, I implore you to go the media," he said.
"I think [families] tend to go public when they're getting desperate, but often not in the beginning," she said.
"They will go for the long term if they see there's an upside for it, which is quite contrary to pretty much anyone else you're negotiating with," he said.

Why the Taliban's imprisonment of Australian Timothy Weeks has gone largely unnoticed until now By Tracey Shelton Updated November 16, 2019 00:45:37...

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