A hundred days after his disappearance, Harmeet Sooden's family
remains hopeful he will be found and released.
The Auckland University student, a 32-year-old Canadian citizen and a permanent resident of New Zealand, and three others were kidnapped in Baghdad on November 26 by The Swords of Righteousness Brigade.
The others are, American Tom Fox, 54; Briton Norman Kember, 74 and Canadian James Loney, 41. The four worked for an aid group called Christian Peacemaker Teams.
A video broadcast by Al Jazeera television said they were "spies working for the occupying forces". Their captors threatened to kill them unless all Iraqi detainees were released by December 10. There has been no word of their fate since the release of a video in late January.
Sooden's brother-in-law, Mark Brewer, says although efforts to find Sooden have not flagged, there's been no trace of him. He says the over-riding emotion is frustration; with family members longing for an end to their ordeal so they can recover from the trauma of the experience.