09/07/2010 // Japan // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Tokyo – A Japanese reporter tricked his captors into using Twitter and sending out a message that he was alive days prior to being released. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Kosuke Tsuneoka, who was held hostage in Afghanistan for five months, was asked for help in showing his captors how to use a cell phone, and managed to send out a tweet in the process. The freelance journalist was subsequently set free partly due to his being a Muslim.
Tsuneoka is quoted by the AP as stating of his ordeal, “I thought I would be certainly killed, so I tried to prepare myself to face it…Although it was frustrating that I didn’t know when that might be, my fear of death gradually faded and I felt better.”
More from: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100907/ap_on_hi_te/as_japan_afghan_missing_journalist.
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