Iraqi legislator freed by kidnappers after two months captivity Joshua Pantesco at 9:04 AM ET
[JURIST] Sunni Iraqi legislator Tayseer al-Mashhadani, kidnapped on July 1 by as-yet-identified captors, has been released on the eve of the launch of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's national reconciliation project [JURIST report] announced earlier this summer. Al-Maliki described Saturday's release as a "gift". Al-Mashhadani's captors had previously demanded the release of all Shiite prisoners [JURIST report], an end to airstrikes against Iraqi mosques, and a timetable for the withdrawal of all foreign troops.
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