Thursday, 29 November 2012

Syria: New Video of kidnapped Journalist Anhar Kochneva

Susana Al Halabi

Syria: Staged Video with Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva.

The Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva was kidnapped in Syria some weeks ago. It is already over 45 days ago that an armed group has kidnapped the journalist. Meanwhile, the Syrian and Ukrainian sides were contacted in order to help in the process that she finally is set free from this group of the so-called “Syrian rebels”.

The Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva is clearly a hostage of a group that is in relation with the Western-backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA). This has been already confirmed by a previously published video.

Just recently, a new video with the journalist Anhar Kochneva has appeared on the internet. In this video, which was probably recorded in Syria, the armed kidnappers have forced the journalist to say that she is a spy.

So the Ukrainian woman Anhar Kochneva confesses in front of the camera that she is a spy – and it is clear that she was forced to do so. It even goes further. The journalist who was so fearless to still work and travel in Syria, after all the threats by the members and supporters of e.g. the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) and the staged foreign opposition like the “Syrian National Council” (SNC) and the new staged “Syrian National Alliance” (SNA), was even forced to confess in front of the camera that she was working for the Syrian military as a translator and that she has also contributed in the fighting. That is, honestly, a complete nonsense.

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Anhar Kochneva – Video by the Kidnappers.
After all, it is nothing new that armed groups within Syria force some hostages to confess such things. The Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva has disappeared for over 45 days and that she was kidnapped by one of the Western-backed groups in Syria was never far-fetched. The first assumptions were already correct, sad but true. Anhar Kochneva needs help and is hopefully released soon by the armed gang.

Of course, one might think that the circulating picture of Anhar Kochneva carrying a Kalashnikov suggests that she is a spy or that she contributed in the battles, but that is really nothing more than pure nonsense. In addition, the statements that are also circulating and also made in this new clip with Anhar Kochneva from Syria are to put into question.
In previous statements and earlier reports about the course of events of the kidnapping of this Ukrainian journalist in Syria, there was no information about any captain from the Syrian army and who had the duty to protect Anhar Kochneva.

Anhar Kochneva wanted to get back to Damascus after a lecture in the Syrian coast town of Tartous but as a colleague of her has told some time ago, Anhar seemed to be on a new story suddenly and she has changed her plan to get back to the Syrian capital.

This new video with the journalist Anhar Kochneva that was recorded by the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) thugs in Syria (perhaps around the Syrian city of Homs) is a bad but sad joke and a huge farce. Anhar Kochneva is no spy, neither for the Syrian nor for the Ukrainian side that would even be standing to reason, considering that she is a Ukrainian journalist and not a Syrian journalist or a Russian journalist like it was first assumed by some.

After over 45 days of her kidnapping by Al Qaeda FSA terrorists near the city of Homs, central Syria, the kidnappers release another video of the kidnapped prominent Ukrainian Journalist Anhar Kochneva forcing her as it seems to state that she was a spy and was working for the military as a translator, and that she contributed in the battles. (Source)
Like the Blogger apxwn has pointed out, it seems to be a smear campaign against the media agency ANNA-News or, at least, it looks like this, considering some further statements and mentioned dates. Honestly, it is no surprise that the armed thugs, Islamists and groups of fanatics in Syria, which are still supported by foreign powers, want to get rid of ANNA-News.

The media agency ANNA-News (even it is small compared to a lot of other agencies) had and has no fears. It still reports from places in Syria, now even together with Kreml TV. For example, there is almost daily a new “live stream” by ANNA-News and Kreml TV from Syria (e.g. in and around the Syrian capital Damascus).

The new video with the kidnapped journalist Anhar Kochneva is a huge stunt and staged clip. Anhar Kochneva was forced to say all what she has said in this new video. One can only hope that this fearless Ukrainian journalist is still alive and will be released by the armed thugs in Syria.
This video is another staging by the religious fanatics and mercenaries in Syria and although it includes stupid statements, one can be sure that the lowbrow supporters and radical religious followers of the staged “revolution” in Syria will buy it.

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