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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00977
Date : 08/2007
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Title : Afghanistan : ICRC facilitates release of twelve South Korean hostages
Duration : 00:01:05
Director : MOUCHET, Louis
Cameraman : MOUCHET, Louis
Person appearing :
KRAEHENBUEHL, Pierre (director of operations, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
Cameraman : MOUCHET, Louis
Description : The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated the release of twelve South Korean hostages in Afghanistan today. The ten women and two men had been held by an armed opposition group in Ghazni Province for more than six weeks. ICRC personnel handed them over to a South Korean delegation in the town of Ghazni. While the ICRC was unable to conduct a thorough medical examination, the hostages appeared to be in good physical health. The armed opposition group told the ICRC that the remaining 7 Korean hostages should be freed shortly. The ICRC served as a neutral intermediary at the request of both the armed opposition group and the South Korean delegation. On 13 August the organization had already facilitated the release of two South Korean hostages. On several occasions it had also helped to arrange direct talks between both parties at the provincial headquarters of the Afghan Red Crescent Society in Ghazni.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Afghanistan : ICRC facilitates release of twelve South Korean hostages
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