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New video shows Czech hostages alive in Pakistan

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. She declined further comment. The women speak separately in English in the video, which offers no indication of the kidnappers' identity or more recent proof of life.

New video shows Czech hostages in Pakistan in fragile state

Relatives of two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan released a new video on Wednesday showing them looking exhausted, speaking of death and begging Czech authorities to take action to free them. The video of Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka, made in late August, had been delivered to the Czech embassy in Islamabad, foreign ministry spokeswoman Johana Grohova told reporters who viewed it in Prague on Wednesday. She declined further comment.

Video of kidnapped Czechs demands release of jailed Pakistani

PRAGUE (Reuters) - A video message on Wednesday purporting to show two Czech women hostages in Pakistan demanded the release of a Pakistani national jailed in the United States in return for their freedom. Antonie Chrastecka and Hana Humpalova, both 24, were kidnapped in Pakistan in March. They speak in the video against a background of photographs of Aafia Siddiqui, a neuroscientist who was given an 86-year sentence by a U.S. court in 2010 for shooting at FBI agents and soldiers in Afghanistan

Politicians urged to support Fauzia

Pasban Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor has appealed all democratic forces to withdraw their candidates from the national assembly constituency NA250 of Karachi to support Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of Pakistani mother and global women rights icon Dr Aafia Siddiqui.Altaf Shakoor said the innocent daughter of the nation, Aafia has been languishing in illegal US custody for last 10 years and noted legal experts and human rights activists of whole world, as well as, peace loving people have testified her innocence.

Desert kidnappers offer to swap US hostages for jailed militants

NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked kidnappers who took hundreds of people hostage at a gas plant in Algeria have offered to swap U.S. captives for two militants jailed in the United States, Mauritanian news agency ANI reported. They named the militants they want freed as Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui and Egyptian Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as "The Blind Sheikh", ANI reported, citing the group's spokesman. The report did not say how many U.S. hostages were being held.
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