Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Almost Three Months of Captivity

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Almost Three Months of Captivity

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Saturday, Jan. 7

* Jill Carroll kidnapped in Baghdad. Interpreter Allan Enwiya is killed.

* The Christian Science Monitor requests a media blackout while recovery gets under way.

Jan. 9

* Media blackout ends.

Jan. 15

* The Jordan Times (where Carroll worked) calls for Carroll's release in editorial, titled "Our Jill."

Jan. 17

* Al Jazeera airs first videotape from Carroll's captors. Al Jazeera says that the captors demand the release of all female prisoners in Iraq within 72 hours, and implies that Carroll will be killed if demands are not met.

* The Carroll family releases a statement appealing for release.

Jan. 18

* Prominent Muslims, including Iraq's Muslim Scholars Association, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Iraq Journalists' League, and Iraqi Accordance Front call for Carroll's release.

* Monitor holds press conference in Washington about Carroll.

* An editorial calling for release is published in Jordan's Al Ghad newspaper and widely cited.

Jan. 19

* Eight Egyptian human rights groups release joint statement calling for Carroll's release.

* The Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood releases statement calling for release.

* Mary Beth Carroll, Jill's mother, appeals on CNN for Jill's release.

Jan. 20

* First deadline passes.

* Carroll's father appears on Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya.

* Reporters Without Borders rallies at Grand Mosque of Paris.

* Sunni political leader Adnan al-Dulaimi, whom Carroll was attempting to visit when she was kidnapped, calls for her release.

Jan. 21

* Delegation from Council on American-Islamic Relations, goes to Baghdad to try to spur release.

Jan. 22

* Carroll's father appeals on CNN.

Jan. 23

* Liberties Committee of the Egyptian Lawyers' Syndicate calls for Carroll's release.

* Hamas calls for Carroll's release.

Jan. 26

* Five Iraqi female detainees and over 400 male prisoners are released.

* 37 Arab intellectuals and politicians appeal. …

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