Report: Iran official says kidnapped Japanese could be freed soon

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October 14, 2007 17:58

 
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A Japanese college student kidnapped in Iran could be freed later Sunday, a news report said. Satoshi Nakamura, 23, is believed to have been abducted a week ago by a regional drug-smuggling group who demanded the release of detained members in exchange for Nakamura's freedom, Japan's Kyodo News agency said. Kyodo cited an unidentified Iranian government official as saying Nakamura could be released later Sunday. The agency said Japan's government has been seeking the Iranian government's cooperation in winning the man's release.


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