German hostage pleads for help

By: Julie S. Alipala
PAGADIAN CITY—Abu Sayyaf bandits on Tuesday briefly circulated a video online, showing German hostage Juergen Kantner pleading for help.
In the video, which circulated briefly on Facebook, Kantner pleaded with the Philippine and German governments to help raise his ransom.
The voice of Abu Sayyaf spokesperson Muammar Askali, also known as Abu Rami, could be heard in the background, ordering Kantner to speak.
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