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Moazzam Begg 'could have secured Henning's release'

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg offered to help the Government secure the release of British hostage Alan Henning from Islamic State (IS) extremists but was rebuffed, he claimed today.

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Henning family 'would have agreed' to Begg negotiating

Relatives of murdered British hostage Alan Henning have told ITV News they would have agreed to former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg negotiating for his release if they had been asked.

Moazzam Begg speaking to ITV News. Credit: ITV News

Begg today claimed he offered to help the government secure the aid worker's release but was told he would not be allowed to directly contact Islamic State.

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