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Foreign Minister Timo Soini demands an immediate release of the Finnish woman kidnapped in Afghanistan on May 20. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Avideo has been released in social media related to the kidnapping of a Finnish national in Kabul on  May 20, 2017. “We condemn the kidnapping as well as all blackmail and cruelty associated with it. We demand the immediate release of the hostage,” said Foreign Minister Timo Soini in a bulletin.

Read the backstory here:

Finnish Woman Kidnapped in Afghanistan, Roommate and Guard Killed – Here’s What We Know So Far

The Finnish authorities request that no material related to the kidnapping be disseminated, because all publicity endangers the life of the hostage and complicates efforts to free her. The authorities are doing every effort to ensure that the hostage is safely released.

The safety and privacy of the hostage as well as the efforts to free her demand that no details of the case be published. This applies both to persons, events and the authorities’ investigations into the matter.

The family of the hostage wishes to be left in privacy.