Freed IS hostage felt bad leaving others behind
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Former IS hostage Daniel Rye felt 'so ashamed' having to leave others

The last Western hostage to be released alive by so-called Islamic State (IS) has told the BBC, in his first British interview, that he became 'so ashamed' after the initial excitement felt on news of his release, because he had to leave others behind.

Having been held by IS in Syria for 12 months, photographer Daniel Rye was freed in June 2014.

At one point IS put him in the same place as James Foley, David Haines and Alan Henning, who were all killed, as well as John Cantlie who remains a captive.

Rye has written a book about his ordeal and explained why he decided to travel to Syria.

The Victoria Derbyshire programme is broadcast on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel.

  • 16 Aug 2016
  • From the section Europe
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