A new video of two young Czech women who were kidnapped in southern Pakistan seven months ago has been made public by their families.
The video , released on October 30, shows Antonie Chrastecka, 25, and Hana Humpalova, 24, who were kidnapped while traveling by bus through southern Pakistan’s Balochistan region en route to India.
The video is thought to have been recorded on August 23, the clip shows the two women are being held separately.
In English, Humpalova says she is in poor health because of the food and water.
“In case of my death,” Humpalova is shown saying, “I would like to be buried and put down in the grave of my father’s family.” She breaks into tears several times as she expresses private wishes toward her family and loved ones.
Chrastecka, in English, urges the Czech government to pressure the Pakistani government into meeting their kidnappers’ demands. She then changes to her native Czech to express her “final wish, when I die, please speak of me in superlatives and pray for me,” and speaks of arrangements for her funeral.
In a previous video, the two Czech women said the kidnappers were demanding the release of a Pakistani national imprisoned in the United States.
Here is the full transcript below:-
“Today is Friday August 23rd 2013 and my name is Hana Humpalova. To ensure the current date, the Pakistani captain was killed at Pakistani-Indian border by Indian army. My health condition is very unstable mainly because of the food and water and it is getting worse. I don’t know how much longer I will be able to handle this situation. (Inaudible) I urge the people who are handling this situation to speed up the process. (Inaudible) I am also concerned about my friend. I am not sure if she is dead or alive. I don’t know how much time I have left because these guys take their final action from which you may not hear from me again. This is my last will: in case of my death I would like to buried in the grave of my father in Vodnany. Please put my photo next to the photo of my grandmother. (Inaudible) Please ensure that the priest has a good (Inaudible). I would like my friend Antonie to have (Inaudible). I hope for my sister to have lots of children to continue our family heritage. Thank my family for all the support and love which I have been getting from them all my life.”In the second part of the video, Chrastecka appears and calls on the Czech government for help.
“I am asking the Czech government to help me go home soon,” Chrastecka said. “Please make the biggest pressure to the Pakistani government to cooperate with my kidnappers. Please give them what they want.”
Czech President Milos Zeman said this month that negotiations to secure the release of the pair were under way. The ministry also released a joint video by the mothers of the two women, in which they said they believed their daughters were being taken care of well.
A previous video given to a Czech TV station in June showed the two demanding the release of Pakistani national Aafia Siddiqui.
Siddiqui, a neuroscientist, was given an 86-year sentence by a U.S. court in 2010 for shooting at FBI agents and soldiers in Afghanistan.
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