The following is the content of the Petition started at Care2.com, in hopes of bringing hope, help and attention to their plight.
We the undersigned, petition Canadian & Australian Governments and any interested world government, the Honorable prime ministers Steven Harper, Kevin Rudd and both Parliments to aid and facilitate the timely release of its citizens, freelance Canadian journalist, Amanda Lindhout and Austrailian photojournalist, Nigel Brennan.
On August 23, 2008, Canadian journalist, Amanda Lindhout, 27, and Australian pohotojournalist, Nigel Brennan, 37, were seized at gunpoint just outside the Somali capitol of Mogadishu. They were en route to a Somali refugee camp to continue reporting on worsening conditions in the region. Three Somalis, photojournalist Abdifatah Mohamed Elmi, and two drivers, kidnapped with them, were released in mid January of 2009.
Both Amanda Lindhout, and Nigel Brennan, are being held prisoners in dire conditions, in need of medication, fresh water & food. Their health has rapidly deteriorated. With so many conflicting reports, the only real thing we have to go on is Amanda’s voice in telephone messages. We fear for their very lives. We ask respectively, at what point a Canadian, Australian or any citizen of the free world can expect to receive help from their home Governments?
We appeal to both Canadian and Austrailian governements as well as any interested world government or parties, to work together toward in securring their imminent release.
We, the undersigned, wish to thank both countries, world goverments and interested parties for reading this petition and any resolution brought to this situation, that results in the safe return of both Amanda and Nigel, to their respective families and homes
Heightened fears over the fate of Amanda Lindhout & Nigel Brennan
Above Source: Reporters Without Borders For Press Freedom.
“Help Me”: Kidnapped Bundaberg Photographer’s Desperate Plea
Above Source: ABC.Net Austrailia.
Canadian journalist fears she’ll die in Somalia unless government helps.
Above Source: CBC
“I Hope when Amanda sleeps, her dreams take her to a place where she can hear our prayers, and know she is not alone.”
Paul MacPhearson, found online.
You, me, all of us, can make a difference, however small. Please take the time to sign this and, if possible, pass it on.
I wish to thank all of you, who have taken time out to sign and comment.
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