Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

American woman kidnapped in southern Afghanistan

Cyd Mizell, an American aid worker, was kidnapped on January 26 on her way to work in a residential neighborhood in Southern Afghanistan, The Associated Press reported Monday.

Mizell and her cab driver, Abdul Hadi, were kidnapped in the southern city of Kandahar. Mizell works for the Asian Rural Life Development Foundation and has been with the organization for 3 years. She taught English at Kandahar University and embroidery lessons to a local girl’s school.

A spokesman for the Taliban said he could neither confirm nor deny that Taliban militants were involved. To date, the captor has not contacted officials or the foundation that Mizell works for and has yet to demand anything.
Mizell, who speaks the local Pashtu language, was wearing the native burqa that many Afghan women wear. Kandahar, where Mizell was seized, has become increasingly dangerous as the Taliban has gained a stronger foothold there.
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