Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad: officials , July 24, 2020
There were no details on the timing of the operation, the force that carried it out or who had kidnapped Mewis.
"We are still investigating this crime," he said.
Mewis, who ran arts programmes at Iraqi collective Tarkib, was kidnapped late on Monday as she was leaving her office.
She was riding her bicycle when two cars, one of them a white pickup truck (of the type) used by some security forces, were seen kidnapping her," a security source told AFP.
Police officers at the local station witnessed the abduction but did not intervene, the source added.
Mewis's phone was still unreachable on Friday and her friends had not heard from her.
The German embassy in Baghdad had no immediate comment. (AFP/APP)