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Smiles All Around as Kriznar Returns to Slovenia

Ljubljana, 5 September - It was a triumphant day for Slovenian diplomacy on Tuesday as Tomo Kriznar, the human rights activist who became President Janez Drnovsek's envoy for Darfur, returned to Slovenia after spending more than a month and a half in a Sudanese prison on spying charges.

Ljubljana. Foreign Ministry.
FM Dimitrij Rupel speaks to the press after a successful return of Tomo Kriznar, the president's special envoy to the Sudanese region of Darfur.
FM Dimitrij Rupel.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana. Foreign Ministry.
FM Dimitrij Rupel speaks to the press after a successful return of Tomo Kriznar, the president's special envoy to the Sudanese region of Darfur.
From left to right: Andrej Dernovscek, the Slovenian Consul to Egypt, Andrej Ster, the head of the ministry's directorate for international law and FM Dimitrij Rupel.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Presidential palace
President Janez Drnovsek (right) hosted a reception for Tomo Kriznar (left) and Hamdija Blekic (centre), his special representative in Sudan.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Presidential palace
President Janez Drnovsek (right) hosted a reception for Tomo Kriznar (left) and Hamdija Blekic (centre), his special representative in Sudan.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, Presidential palace
Tomo Kriznar was received upon his return from Sudan by President Janez Drnovsek.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brnik airport
Tomo Kriznar, who had spent a month and a half in prison in Sudan, arrived in Slovenia.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brnik airport
Tomo Kriznar, who had spent a month and a half in prison in Sudan, arrived to a hero's welcome in Slovenia.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brnik airport
Tomo Kriznar, who had spent a month and a half in prison in Sudan, arrived in Slovenia.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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