Hostage: Anti-American Statements Made Under Duress

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - Freed hostage Jill Carroll says her captors forced
her to make statements critical of the U-S, and she cooperated only
because she felt threatened.

In a statement released by the Christian Science Monitor,
Carroll says she was being held by "criminals," and wanted to go
home alive.

She says her statements didn't reflect her personal views.

Carroll, who works as a freelancer for the Monitor, says her captors put her through a horrific experience and devastated the family of the translator they killed.

Carroll says -- quote -- "Let me be clear: I abhor all who kidnap and murder civilians, and my captors are clearly guilty of both crimes."

Carroll also asks for time to heal, and time to be alone with her family.

Carroll is now at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany. She's
expected to arrive in Boston Sunday.


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