PRAGUE: Relatives of two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in March released a new video on Wednesday that showed them asking Czech authorities to take action to free them.
The video of Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka was made in late August and delivered to the Czech embassy in Islamabad, foreign ministry spokeswoman Johana Grohova told reporters. The women speak separately in English in the video, which offers no indication of the kidnappers’ identity or more recent proof of life.
Humpalova said she was “concerned about my friend”, while Chrastecka asked Czech authorities to work with the Pakistani government to help her “go home soon”. The foreign ministry also released a video of their mothers asking the kidnappers to treat them well. The 24-year-old psychology students were kidnapped on March 13 while being escorted by a tribal policeman after crossing into Pakistan from Iran on holiday. In another video in June, the women claimed to be in good health and asked for the release of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, jailed in the US on charges of terrorist links. Agencies