No word from Czechs missing, possibly kidnapped, in Lebanon

By REUTERS
July 21, 2015 17:33

PRAGUE - The Czech Republic has received no information on the whereabouts of five of its citizens who went missing in Lebanon last week and is treating the case as a possible kidnapping, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said on Tuesday.

The government confirmed on Saturday that the Czech nationals and one Lebanese man had gone missing. Their abandoned vehicle was found near Kefraya in eastern Lebanon, near to where seven Estonians cyclists were kidnapped in 2011 and held for four months.

"We are working with kidnapping as one of the possibilities," Zaoralek told reporters. "We don't have any information about the location of these citizens at the moment, nobody has contacted us regarding this."

Lebanon's foreign minister has already referred to the case as an abduction.



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