published: 30.10.2013, 16:26 | updated: 30.10.2013 16:30:48
Prague - The Czech Foreign Ministry will not comment on a video in which two Czech young women kidnapped in Pakistan seven months ago ask the Czech government for help and one of them complains of her bad health, the ministry said today.
The video, made by the kidnappers probably in late August, was released to Czech media by the families of the abducted women.
The women also make their last wishes and say how they want to be buried.
In June, a video with the two Czech women pleading for the release of Pakistani neurologist Aafia Siddiqui held in prison in the United States was released on Internet.
The two women arrived in Pakistan from the neighbouring Iran as tourists in March. They were heading for India.
They were kidnapped by a group of gunmen with an off-road vehicle. The kidnappers also took with them the policeman who was accompanying the women. Later they made him get out of the car.
Pakistani representatives then advised patience and media restraint.
In reaction to a question, Czech President Milos Zeman recently said the Czech Republic is negotiating about the release of the two women.
Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok said he would not comment on the issue as it is very sensitive.
The mothers of the kidnapped women released a new video, too. They say the are happy that their daughters are alive and hope that they are given proper care.
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