Amna Nawaz and news services
NBC News
May 7, 2012

An American aid worker abducted by al-Qaida in Pakistan last year pleaded with President Barack Obama to meet his captors’ demands for the release of prisoners.

The SITE monitoring service, which follows al-Qaida’s statements, quoted Warren Weinstein, who was kidnapped in the central Pakistani city of Lahore last August, appealing to Obama directly.

“My life is in your hands, Mr. President. If you accept the demands, I live; if you don’t accept the demands, then I die,” it quoted Weinstein as saying in the video.

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