PRAGUE – The Czech government says two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were travelling on a bus through Balochistan have been released.
Government spokesman Martin Ayer says the two women arrived in the Czech Republic Saturday morning.
Ayer says a Turkish humanitarian organisation helped negotiate their release. He didn’t immediately give further details.
The women — Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka — were on the road from Iran to Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, when they were seized in March 2013. The kidnappers first released a video of two girls saying that that Dr. Afia, the Pakistani national imprisoned in the US on charges of alleged ties to Al Qaeda, should be set free.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily