Junko Ishido, Kenji Goto's mother
Isis has threatened to kill Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian pilot Mu’ath al-Kasasbeh unless a would-be suicide bomber on death row in Jordan is released.
Jordan's information minister Mohammed al-Momani said on Wednesday morning the country was ready to trade the prisoner for al-Kasasbeh but made no mention of Goto's fate.
What we know
Isis is demanding the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an attempted suicide bomber held by the authorities in Jordan and linked to al-Qaeda. Al-Rishawi was sentenced to death for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack in Amman that killed 60 people.
On Tuesday Isis, who also call themselves the Islamic State, released audio saying Goto and al-Kasasbeh had 24 hours to live unless she was released.
On the same day Bassam al-Manasseer, the chairman of Jordan's foreign affairs committee, suggested to Bloomberg News indirect talks with Isis militants were taking place.