No details being disclosed regarding young women’s release from captivity
The Czech authorities have not disclosed any details with respect to the negotiations leading up to the release of the two Czech women who were kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 or said where they were kept in detention. Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said that the ministry did not want to reveal further details at this point. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec indicated that the Czech Republic had not paid a ransom to bring them back. The Czech Republic does not negotiate with terrorists or pay ransom money, he told Czech Television.
President Miloš Zeman’s spokesperson said the president was extremely happy to hear that the two young women had been freed and expressed his gratitude to the IHH NGO for negotiating their release.