Taliban releases video of Canadian hostage

Threatens to put Colin Rutherford on trial for allegedly spying

The Taliban has released a video threatening to put a captured Canadian on trial if Canada’s government fails to accept undisclosed demands. Earlier this year, Colin Rutherford, 26, was captured by the Taliban in Ghazni, a city in central Afghanistan, and accused of collecting secret information. “He entered Afghanistan for spying purposes and was an active agent, gathering intelligence on the Taliban,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesperson, CTV News reports. A spokesperson for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs says the Canadian government is working with the Afghanistan government to release Rutherford, who denies working as a spy, and cautions tourists against traveling to Afghanistan.

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