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Friend Grateful To See Video Of U.S. Hostage From Rockville

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An elderly Pakistani man rides his bicycle past the house of a kidnapped US aid expert in Lahore on December 2, 2011. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri claims that the terror group is holding hostage a US development worker kidnapped in Pakistan four months ago, according to an online statement seen by monitors. Warren Weinstein, 70, country director for US-based consultancy J.E. Austin Associates, was snatched after gunmen tricked their way into his home on August 13, days before he was due to return to the United States. (Photo credit: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

An elderly Pakistani man rides his bicycle past the house of a kidnapped US aid expert in Lahore on December 2, 2011. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri claims that the terror group is holding hostage a US development worker kidnapped in Pakistan four months ago, according to an online statement seen by monitors. Warren Weinstein, 70, country director for US-based consultancy J.E. Austin Associates, was snatched after gunmen tricked their way into his home on August 13, days before he was due to return to the United States. (Photo credit: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A friend and business associate of a Rockville man kidnapped in Pakistan last year says he was grateful to view a video released by al-Qaida that showed Warren Weinstein alive and in apparent good health.

Mike Redwood of Somerset, England, tells The Associated Press that he watched the video Monday morning. He says Weinstein is “more capable of withstanding these circumstances” than anybody else he knows. But Redwood says it’s still depressing to see Weinstein in captivity.

Redwood says Weinstein spoke in “measured tones” that indicated he knows what he’s doing.

Weinstein lives in Rockville and works for J.E. Austin Associates Inc., an international-development firm based in Arlington off of Wilson Boulevard.

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