Warren Weinstein, an American government contractor and aid worker who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in August 2011 in Pakistan, has appeared in a new video released by terrorist group al Qaeda, according to The Washington Post.
In a 13-minute clip issued by al Qaeda's media wing and posted on several news websites, Warren Weinstein, 72, looked gaunt and tired.
“I am not in good health. I have a heart condition. I suffer from acute asthma... Needless to say I've been suffering deep anxiety every part of every day," he said.
A handwritten note was also received by the Post.
“I have appealed several times to President Obama to help me but to no avail. I am therefore writing now to the media to ask that you help me to gain my release and rejoin my family -- my wife, two daughters, two grandchildren and my son-in-law," the note stated. "I am hoping that you will take up my case on a human interest and humanitarian basis, and that you can help my family and me to convince President Obama to take action to negotiate my release."
The last time Weinstein appeared in an al Qaeda video was in May, 2012.
You can watch the complete video message in the video above.