MILITANTS RELEASE FRENCH JOURNALISTS
The French government has confirmed an Al-Jazeera report that Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot have been set free. They are in Amman, Jordan, and are expected to arrive in France on 22 December.
Chesnot, a reporter for Radio France Internationale, and Malbrunot, a correspondent for "Le Figaro" magazine, were abducted by militants on 20 August 2004. Their Syrian driver, Mohammed al-Jundi, was also abducted but later found by US troops during the
November siege of Najaf (see: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/61001/).
- RSF: http://www.rsf.org
- BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4115975.stm
- Le Figaro: http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/20041221.FIG0272.html
- Radio France Internationale: http://www.rfi.fr/actufr/articles/060/article_32576.asp
- Committee to Protect Journalists: