The widow of a British aid worker beheaded by Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” says she wants him caught alive and brought to justice.
Dragana Haines, wife of David Haines, said that the militant did not deserve the ‘honour’ of dying for his radical Islamist cause.
Speaking to BBC News, Mrs Haines said that she did not think that the militant should be assassinated or hit in a coalition air strike, saying:
“I think he needs to be put to justice, but not in that way.”
The man appeared in a number of the Islamic State execution videos, with his face hidden behind a black balaclava. He first appeared in the beheading video of US journalist James Foley, and then also in the videos of the executions of David Haines, US journalist Steven Sotloff, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and American aid worker Abdul-Rahman (formerly Peter) Kassig.