Released captive arrives in Tehran

16th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 August 2007, TEHRAN - Carla Van den Eeckhout, the Belgian woman who was released after being held captive in southeastern Iran arrived in Tehran on Thursday afternoon from Zahedan. The federal ministry for foreign affairs announced this today.

16 August 2007

TEHRAN - Carla Van den Eeckhout, the Belgian woman who was released after being held captive in southeastern Iran arrived in Tehran on Thursday afternoon from Zahedan. The federal ministry for foreign affairs announced this today.

Van den Eeckhout was met by Belgium's ambassador to Iran at the airport. She will stay at the ambassadorial residence during her stay in Tehran.

The foreign affairs ministry is intensifying its efforts in cooperation with Iranian authorities to secure the speedy and safe release of her travelling companion Stefaan Boeve.

The Iranian minister of foreign affairs Motaki assured his Belgian counterpart Karel De Gucht that the Iranian government is actively following up on the case. On Wednesday evening Iranian press bureau had reported Boeve's release after an intervention by the security forces, but the foreign affairs ministry does not want to confirm this.

28-year-old Boeve and 37-year-old Van den Eeckhout left Aalst on 11 April with India as their final destination. They were abducted on Sunday while travelling through a dangerous area near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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