Official: 2 European aid workers freed by kidnappers in Haiti are from Czech Republic, BelgiumBy AP
Friday, March 12, 2010
Released aid workers in Haiti are Czech, Belgian
PRAGUE — An official says two European aid workers kidnapped in Haiti and later released were from the Czech Republic and Belgium.
Lucia Duricova of the Czech office of Doctors Without Borders confirmed the nationalities Friday. She said the two women are fine but declined to give any further details.
Initial reports suggested the two, who were in Haiti with the France-based aid agency, were Swiss nationals.
They were snatched off the streets of Haiti’s capital a week ago and held for five days in what was the first reported kidnapping since Haiti suffered a magnitude-7 earthquake with catastrophic damage on Jan. 12.
The Czech Foreign Ministry had no details Friday.
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