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British hostage back home


The British computer programmer freed this week, two and a half years after being taken hostage in Iraq, is finally back home.

But questions remain over the conditions both of his captivity and his release.

Peter Moore, 36, has been reunited with his step-parents.

His natural father is just one of those critical of the British government’s handling of the hostage crisis.

“Four weeks ago I did get a tip off that secret meetings had started to go again between the kidnappers and the Americans, very hush-hush,” said Graeme Moore.

“The Foreign Office just haven’t got a clue. They’re completely behind the backs the whole last six months with what’s been going on.”

Peter Moore was released the same day the US transfered Qais al-Khazali – the head of the Iranian- backed group that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping – to Iraqi custody.

There are conflicting reports Mr Moore may have been held in Iran during some of his time in captivity. The four British bodyguards who were seized with him are all believed dead although only the bodies of three of them have been found.

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