Keyword: freed

French commandos free Dutch hostage from al-Qaeda group in northern Mali

Sjaak Rijke, a Dutch train conductor kidnapped from a Timbuktu restaurant in November 2011, was freed in a dawn raid by French troops.

Kidnapped French aid worker Claudia Priest freed in CAR

The 67 year-old teacher for her own Catholic ONG was kidnapped in the Central African Republic by Christian militiamen on Monday.

France's longest-serving prisoner to be freed on parole

Philippe El Shennawy, 60, was found guilty of robbing a Paris bank and taking hostages in 1977, crimes he has always denied committing.

Cameroon gunmen free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch

French president Francois Hollande announces the release of priest who was kidnapped in November in Cameroon, near Nigerian border.

French hostage Francis Collomp free in Nigeria

Francis Collomp, 63, who was kidnapped on December 19, 2012, by the Ansaru Islamist group, reportedly escaped during a shoot-out.

Iraq frees detained French reporter

Reporter Nadir Dendoune is free to leave Iraq after the authorities close case against him for allegedly illegally photographing military and police.

French Cameroon hostages' freedom unconfirmed

After reports from a French government minister that they had been rescued, the fate of a family of seven kidnapped in Cameroon remains unclear.

Frenchwoman jailed 60 years for kidnapping returns home from Mexico

Florence Cassez, jailed in Mexico seven years ago for gang crime, has been freed after a long legal campaign claiming evidence was fabricated.