After his capture in May 2007 by 40 armed men dressed as Iraqi police officers and a 31 month hostage ordeal, he finally has cause to celebrate.
As reported today ,he phoned home to tell his stepmother that he was looking forward to his Christmas dinner.
Peter Moore’s story has a happy ending. He was lucky; his fellow hostages were not. Three of them are known to have been killed, and the fourth is presumed dead.
There are hundreds of men and women held captive in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Colombia, and other parts of the world.
These hostages include journalists and media workers, aid workers, civilian contractors, crewmen on ships, and some military personnel. Some of these have been recently abducted, others have been held for years.
For today’s show we hope to get in touch with people whose lives have been affected by the capture of friends or family.
Perhaps you’d like to send out a message to them?