Tehran, June 15, IRNA - Japanese student Satoshi Nakamura, 23, who was kidnapped by a group of bandits about 10 month ago, was recently freed and sent to Tehran.
Nakamura, a tourist who was abducted in the vicinity of Bam city in Kerman province, arrived in Mehrabad Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The armed bandits, who are convicted of drug-trafficking, kidnapped Nakamura in the southeastern province and transferred him to Pakistan.
He was received by a group of staffs from the Japanese Embassy in Tehran at terminal 4 of Mehrabad Airport.
Nakamura and the Japanese diplomats left the airport without speaking to reporters from the domestic and foreign media.
Information Minister Mohseni Ejeie declared on Saturday that the Japanese student and Friday Prayers' Imam of Fahraj were freed from the aforementioned armed bandits.
Mohseni Ejeie thanked the ministry's staff in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchestan as well as members of judicial system for arresting the main members of the group, thus forcing the bandits in Pakistan to set free the Japanese national and the Iranian cleric.
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