Kidnappers of Australian Warren Rodwell turned to social media again to communicate threats to kill him. In a recent Facebook post, Rodwell is seen holding a January 25 edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Rodwell is noticeably thinner compared to last time he was seen on Facebook and YouTube on December 26, 2012 where he delivered a message saying, “I am alive.” The threat was made by a group calling itself Al Harakatul Al-Islamiyyah, an apparent reference to the formal name adopted by the terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf. The post told the Australian government, "We will give you a chance to save his life before it's too late." Sources told Rappler, negotiations for his release are ongoing. Filipino intelligence sources also confirmed to Rappler that the post is authentic. One of them said they were warned “about it in advance.”
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