July 24, 2020

Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad: officials

Baghdad (AFP) – A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad earlier this week was freed overnight, Iraqi officials said on Friday, without providing additional details.  “Security forces have freed activist Hella Mewis,” Iraq’s military spokesman Yahya Rasool said in a statement.There were no details on the timing of the operation, the force that carried it out or who had kidnapped Mewis. A spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, Abdelsattar Bayraqdar, said the operation had been backed by a Baghdad investigative court. “We are still investigating this crime,” he said.Mewis, who ran arts progra…

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