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Kidnapped Czech Tourists: Employer Appeals For Release

The employer of a Czech woman kidnapped in Pakistan has made a tearful appeal for her release. Hana Humpalova, 24, was kidnapped along with her friend Antonie Chrastecka on March 13 as they were traveling on a bus in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan. Lenka Ficova, head of a Czech charity where Humpalova worked with mentally disabled adults, said she was praying tor Humpalova's release and appealed to the kidnappers "as Muslims" to return her unharmed. Balochistan has seen a number of kidnappings blamed on Islamist militants, separatist groups, and criminals.