Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier
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Taliban freed French hostages 'for prisoners and money'

One of two French hostages freed by the Taliban in Afghanistan says he believes there was an exchange deal involving money and prisoners.

Herve Ghesquiere, a TV reporter, said he had no proof of this, but said he and cameraman Stephane Taponier had not been released after 18 months in captivity "for chocolates".

Tim Neilson reports.

  • 01 Jul 2011
  • From the section Europe
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