Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Video Of Kidnapped Czech Women In Pakistan Does Not Bode Well

I somehow missed the story about the two Czech tourists who were abducted in southern Pakistan earlier this year  while traveling to India by bus from Iran.

Now a video has surfaced (although taped back in August) of 25-year-old Hana Humpalova reading a statement about her deteriorating health, and her last wishes in case she is killed, which she thinks could be imminent. Then 25-year-old Antonie Chrastecka, at a separate location, asks the Czech government to do what it can to meet the kidnappers demands.  Apparently they want freedom for Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui, the female neuro-scientist who is serving 86 years in the U.S. for her alleged connections to al-Qaeda.

Video and more info here.

Background on the actual kidnapping back in March, 2013.

With so many safer exotic places to visit, what would possess anyone to travel to that region, in this day and age. Hope they get out safely, but the U.S. is not going to release Siddiqui.

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