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Sister of Egypt woman jailed for alleged Islamist ties urges IS not kill Croat hostage

  • FILE - This image made from a militant video posted on a social media site on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, purports to show a militant standing next to another man who identifies himself as 30-year-old Tomislav Salopek, kneeling down as he reads a message at an unknown location. The video purportedly released by the Islamic State group threatened to kill the Croatian hostage if Egyptian authorities do not release "Muslim women" held in prison within 48 hours. The sister of a woman jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is urging the Islamic State group not to kill the Croatian hostage. (Militant video via AP, File)

    FILE - This image made from a militant video posted on a social media site on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, purports to show a militant standing next to another man who identifies himself as 30-year-old Tomislav Salopek, kneeling down as he reads a message at an unknown location. The video purportedly released by the Islamic State group threatened to kill the Croatian hostage if Egyptian authorities do not release "Muslim women" held in prison within 48 hours. The sister of a woman jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is urging the Islamic State group not to kill the Croatian hostage. (Militant video via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by el-Taweel family on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, jailed Egyptian photographer and activist Esraa el-Taweel poses for a photo in Egypt's Dahab beach in 2015. Doaa el-Taweel, the sister of Esraa, jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, urged the Islamic State group on Friday not to kill a Croatian hostage they are holding. The extremist group had earlier said it would do so in the coming hours if the Egyptian government did not release jailed "Muslim women." (Courtesy of el-Taweel family via AP)

    In this photo provided by el-Taweel family on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, jailed Egyptian photographer and activist Esraa el-Taweel poses for a photo in Egypt's Dahab beach in 2015. Doaa el-Taweel, the sister of Esraa, jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, urged the Islamic State group on Friday not to kill a Croatian hostage they are holding. The extremist group had earlier said it would do so in the coming hours if the Egyptian government did not release jailed "Muslim women." (Courtesy of el-Taweel family via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Doaa el-Taweel, sister of jailed Egyptian photographer and activist Esraa el-Taweel, poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The sister of Esraa, jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, urged the Islamic State group on Friday not to kill a Croatian hostage they are holding. The extremist group had earlier said it would do so in the coming hours if the Egyptian government did not release jailed "Muslim women" (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

    Doaa el-Taweel, sister of jailed Egyptian photographer and activist Esraa el-Taweel, poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The sister of Esraa, jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, urged the Islamic State group on Friday not to kill a Croatian hostage they are holding. The extremist group had earlier said it would do so in the coming hours if the Egyptian government did not release jailed "Muslim women" (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)  (The Associated Press)

The sister of a woman jailed in Egypt for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is urging the Islamic State group not to kill a Croatian hostage.

The group had earlier said it would do so in the coming hours if the Egyptian government does not release jailed "Muslim women."

Doaa el-Taweel, sister of jailed photographer and activist Esraa el-Taweel, said on Friday that her sister is innocent but that "her release should not come at the expense of another innocent person."

Extremists of the Islamic State released a video on Wednesday threatening to kill the Croatian hostage in 48 hours if authorities failed to release "Muslim women" held in Egyptian jails — a reference to female Islamists detained in the government's broad crackdown on Brotherhood supporters.