Rockville Man Kidnapped in Pakistan in Good Health: Report

70-year-old taken prisoner in August

A new report out of Pakistan says a Rockville man held since August is in good health.

Warren Weinstein, a 70-year-old American humanitarian aid worker was kidnapped from his house in the Punjabi city of Lahore in August.

A Pakistani militant told the McClatchy news service that he had seen Weinstein and he was in good health.

From the Christian Science Monitor:

"He is being provided all available medical treatment, including regular checkups by a doctor and the medicines prescribed for him before he was plucked," the militant, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue, said last week in an interview."

Al-Qaida claimed to be holding Weinstein, and said in a video he would be released if the United States stopped airstrikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

Unusually, the video did not contain footage, photos or any other evidence that Weinstein was alive or even in al-Qaida’s custody.

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