Still no news on abducted tourist

28th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

Still no news on abducted tourist

28 August 2007

BRUSSELS – There is still no news on Belgian Stefaan Boeve, who was taken hostage more than two weeks ago in Iran. Spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs ministry Marc Michielsen confirms that his department has not been informed of any progress in the case.

Despite premature reports on Iranian state television that Boeve had been released after an action by security forces, Boeve appears still to be held captive by a group of bandits near the border with Pakistan.

His travelling companion, Carla Van Den Eeckhoudt, was also taken hostage but soon released. She has since returned to Belgium. "There is contact but there are no prospects of developments in the case at the moment," said the spokesperson for foreign affairs.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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