Jill Carrol at my bridal showerAdnan al-Dulaimi, the Sunni political leader who Jill was supposed to interview on the day of her kidnapping, has issued another plea for her release. Like many others, al-Dulaimi made a link between the kidnappers’ demands and the recent release of female Iraqi detainees.

"I renew my appeal to the captors of the American journalist to free her immediately following the release of the Iraqi detainees, as they no longer have any argument [to hold her]," al-Dulaimi told Agence France-Presse.

Source: [CSM]

Meanwhile, the United Nations news agency, IRIN, ran a feature about the mixed motivations behind kidnappings in Iraq .