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The Czech government paid a $6-million (5.4-million-euro) ransom to secure the release last year of two women kidnapped Pakistan, the Respekt weekly reports in its Monday edition.After two years in captivity, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced the women's release and return to Prague on March 28, 2015 .Negotiations with the kidnappers on the payment of a ransom were carried out by the Czech state's security council, according to Respekt. The Respekt report comes just days after five Czech men, who were kidnapped in Lebanon last July, were freed into the care of Lebanese security forces.
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