Student imprisoned in Iraq could be freed soon

  • 2003-11-20
  • By Timothy Jacobs
RIGA - Latvian officials confirmed Nov. 17 that a Latvian college student who was detained while traveling in Iraq could be released from a coalition-run prison as early as the end of this week."Our armed forces members met with him [Nov. 14] and were pretty positive that he'd be let out and be able to reside amongst the Latvian troops there until they could find a way to get him out of Iraq and back in Latvia," Peteris Elferts, Latvia's ambassador-at-large to Iraq, said. "From what I understand, this could happen as early as the end of this week," he added.Maris Bergholds, a 23-year-old so...
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