German group also imprisoned in Pakistan. Six adults ans Arrested in May this year when they entered Pakistan via Iran without any passports or visas. The group contained a mother (according to media sources from Eritrea) and her four year old child. The five adults claimed they were Turkish citizens who had lost their passports. The fact that they had German citizenship was not revealed until the Pakistani security police took over the investigation in August. The German authorities have since tried to obtain the release of the woman and her child it was reported in Der Spiegel on Monday. One of the men is rumoured to have connections to a radical islamist sect in Uzbekistan. Possibly the group will be deported back to Germany.
Interesting - another group of middle eastern descent with alleged connections to radical islamist groups (re the "Swedish group" there is no doubt regarding the connections) from a European country enters Pakistan via Iran without any official documents. Each group contains at least one small child. Just a coincidence? Don't think so. Why the child? Maybe just as alibi, but initially there were rumours that the "Swedish" group was preparing terror attacks against western embassies in Pakistan. Of course a woman with a small child would have least problem gaining access to their possible targets.
(Too far fetched? I have some German friends who have served on the German military hospital in northern Afghanistan. Twice they had to "disarm" babies who were taken to the hospital by their purported parents, swaddled in "homicide" bomb belts. They have lost all their illusions and so have I.)