A video by ISIS has been released in which they claim to have killed one of the two Japanese hostages after the deadline for Japan to pay $200 million had passed on Friday
The video shows the killing of Haruna Yukawa, a private military contractor kidnapped in Syria last August.
The Japanese government have condemned the killing saying that the killing of Yukawa was “outrageous” and “unnacceptable”.
The group has now demanded that one of its members is released from custody in Jordan as a swap for the release of Kenji Goto, a freelance Japanese journalist who was was abducted while reporting on Syria’s civil war last year.
ISIL has apparently dropped its previous demand for a $200m ransom.
The Japanese government is trying to verify the authenticity of the video. The government spokesman demanded that ISIL immediately release Goto, Reuters reported.