The video was obtained by the New Yorker, and Frerichs’ sister confirmed his identity.
Along with Frerichs, the Taliban also arrested British citizen Peter Jouvenal, a businessman and former TV journalist who filmed the first TV interview with Osama bin Laden for CNN in 1997. Jouvenal and I have been friends since we first worked together for CNN in Afghanistan almost three decades ago.
If the Taliban genuinely want to be treated as the responsible de facto government of Afghanistan, they should release the British and American citizens they continue to hold.
Around the world, the Islamic holy time of Ramadan, traditionally a time of charity and reconciliation, begins. The Taliban should use this opportunity to release the six prisoners they are holding.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/02/opinions/taliban-detainees-safi-rauf-bergen/index.html Opinion: The Taliban should release their other detainees