Iraq releases kidnapped German activist

by MCR Correspondent

Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed forces, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, has announced the release of the Hella Mewis, the kidnapped German activist in Iraq.

While disclosing this on Friday July 24, 2020, Rasool stated that the kidnapped woman was released following an intelligence operation.

“We will announce the details of the operation today,” he said.

Hella Mewis who is known as one of the most prominent activists was kidnapped on Tuesday morning.

It was reported that she was kidnapped by an armed force in Abu Nawas street, in the Karrada district of Baghdad.

Ali Al-Bayati, a member of the Human Rights Commission, announced that “Unknown armed men kidnapped Mewis, who is the director of the cultural section of the German Goethe Institute in Iraq.

“She was also responsible for cultural and artistic activities.”

He added that “The kidnapping took place near the cultural centre, Bait Tarkib, on Abu Nawas Street in the heart of the capital, at 8 p.m. on Monday evening.”

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