Czech men kidnapped in Lebanon last year demand compensation from state


Four of the five Czechs kidnapped in Lebanon in July of last year are demanding compensation from the state to the tune of 40 million crowns, Czech Radio’s news station Radiožurnál reported on Thursday. The Czechs, who were released in February of this year, claim that the secret services could have prevented their abduction. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has rejected the claim saying the government had done everything in its power to secure their release and suggesting they should sue the organizer of their trip to Lebanon instead.