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(RFE/RL) May 12, 2007 -- A French aid worker freed by the Taliban on May 11 after five weeks in captivity in Afganistan has returned to France.

Eric Damfreville, a worker for the A World For Our Children aid group, was met today by Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy at an airport outside Paris.


Damfreville called on his captors to release three Afghans seized with him. Despite looking weak, he said he was treated well by his captors.


(AP, AFP)

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