A Saudi calling himself "the believer" has used the Internet to make an Islamic plea for the release of US captive Paul Johnson.
The fate of American defence contractor Paul Johnson hangs in the balance as the clock ticks towards the Friday deadline set by his captors in Saudi Arabia.
A website has shown a videotape of an American captive in Saudi Arabia. It said his captors threatened to kill him within 72 hours unless Saudi Arabia frees al-Qaida prisoners.
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