Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, who were taken hostage in 2012 near Wardak province, a mountainous region just 40 kilometres from Kabul, and have appeared in a two and half minute video, making a plea for their captors not to be executed in reprisal attacks.
“our captors are terrified of the thought of their own mortality approaching, and are saying that they will take reprisals on our family…They will execute us, women and children included, if the policies of the Afghan government are not overturned, either by the Afghan government or by Canada, somehow, or the United States.”
Further reading on this situation (June 2014) and Timothy Weekes and Kevin King from January 2017
Update June 2017 – Taliban video of Aussie kidnap victim Timothy Weekes (Daily Telegraph Australia)
October 2017 – Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle says extremists killed daughter, raped wife (cbs)