Japanese hostage Kenji Goto
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Mother of IS hostage pleads with Japanese PM to make a deal

The mother of Kenji Goto has pleaded with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make a deal that sees her son released.

He is currently being held by Islamic State.

They are threatening to kill him, along with a Jordanian hostage, unless Jordan frees an Iraqi woman held there and sentenced to death after being accused of involvement in hotel bombings in Amman in 2005.

In the footage a voice believed to be Mr Goto says he and a Jordanian pilot will be killed unless Jordan frees the Iraqi woman.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes has more.

  • 28 Jan 2015
  • From the section Asia
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