Mother of Japanese captive begs PM to save son held by Islamic State

* New video says Japan hostage could be killed in 24 hours
* Video says Jordanian pilot could have shorter time to live
* Japan PM reiterates won’t give in to terrorism

He mother of Islamic State captive Kenji Goto appealed for his life on Wednesday after a new video appeared to show the Japanese journalist saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.

The voice on the video added that another hostage, Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, had a shorter time to live. Japan confirmed the existence of the video at 11 p.m. (1400 GMT) on Tuesday.

The voice said Goto would be killed unless Jordan freed death row inmate Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman held by Jordan for her role in a 2005 suicide bombing that killed 60 people in Amman.
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Source News: Gulf Times