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​Official Spokesperson's response to a question on release of Father Alexis Premkumar Antonysamy​

February 22, 2015

In response of a question on release of Father Alexis Premkumar Antonysamy​​ the Official Spokesperson stated​​:​​

"​Father Alexis Premkumar Antonysamy, an Indian citizen who was kidnapped on June 2, 2014 from Herat province in western Afghanistan by terrorist elements, has been released.

At the time of his abduction, Father Premkumar was working with the Jesuist Refugee Service, an international NGO, doing work in the educational field in Afghanistan.

The matter of his release has been pursued by our leadership, including at the highest levels the Prime Minister.

​​ We express our deep gratitude to all those who worked tirelessly over the last 8 months to help in this humanitarian task of ensuring the safe release of one of our citizens.

Father Alexis Premkumar is now back in the safety of his homeland and arrangements are being made for him to rejoin his family soon.​"​


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