Imagine being held hostage and never knowing if the next day will be your last. Imagine forming close friendships with the other hostages and watching them one by one taken away to be murdered. Nicolas Henin experienced all that and I understand why he feels that he isn’t free of the horrors of his captivity even though he was released. Psychologically the stress would be unimaginable. There may be survivors guilt. He may ask himself why was I spared and my friends were not? He still has to watch on T.V and in the news the new brutal murders as they happen. I truly feel for him and hope that this experience will not destroy him but will make him determined to ensure that the Media report the reality of his experience.
A freed Islamic State (Isis) hostage has revealed how he shared a cell with all four men beheaded by the militants in sickening filmed murders.
French journalist Nicholas Henin was captured by jihadists in Syria last year and spent nine months in cramped cells alongside other Westerners – including James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines and Alan Henning.
Other cellmates included John Cantlie and Peter Kassig – both of whom the militants have since paraded and threatened with murder in chilling propaganda videos.
Despite being released in April, Mr Henin said he still doesn’t feel free of the horrors of his time in captivity – and the murders of his former cellmates brought back “brutal” memories.