The harrowing tale of the photographer who escaped a beheading
Listen to the dramatic, horrifying story of a freelance photographer who was captured and held by Islamic State in Syria for 13 months before being released in June 2014.
Rye, who will also take part in a Q&A, was the last prisoner to be released alive from the IS stronghold of Raqqa. Not long afterwards, they started barbarically beheading the prisoners, starting with James Foley, a fellow journalist Rye got to know very well.
The payment of a ransom for Rye’s release drew criticism from countries unprepared to negotiate with terrorists, so the event will no doubt echo some of the controversy that followed.