Slovak media: Iran detains Slovak hang-glider group

By REUTERS
June 28, 2013 20:03

PRAGUE - A group of five or six Slovak hang-glider enthusiasts has been detained in Iran on suspicion of espionage, the Slovak news website www.sme.sk said on Friday.

The Slovak foreign ministry said it knew of the case but refused to confirm any details or the number of detainees. There was no immediate comment from Iranian authorities.

"We are aware of this case and I assure you that we are taking all necessary steps," Slovak foreign ministry spokesman Boris Gandel said. "There has been no decision on this so far."

Sme.sk said the group had traveled to Iran in late May for a "planned expedition" and were detained some three weeks ago.

They were accused of taking photographs, including of military installations, from a hang glider, sme.sk said.


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