Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

2 South Korean hostages released by Taliban

Two South Korean women who had been held by Taliban for over three weeks in Afghanistan were released on Monday, Reuters reported the same day.

The women, Kim Kyung-ja and Kim Ji-na, were handed over in relatively good health, according to South Korean diplomats.

The two were part of a group of 23 Korean church volunteers who were captured in Kabul last month.
The women are the first hostages from the group to be freed.

The Taliban are still holding 19 Koreans hostage; 16 of them are women.

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