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BREAKING NEWS ~ French journalists held hostage in Iraq over headscarf ban released

[JURIST] The French Foreign Ministry has announced that two French journalists held hostage in Iraq since August and whose release was initially made contingent upon the French government not allowing its ban on religious headscarves and regalia in public schools to go into force have been released and handed over to French authorities in Baghdad. The French ban went into force as planned at the beginning of September. Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase:

12:02 PM ET - From Paris, Le Figaro, the employer of one of the kidnapped French journalists now free, provides extensive local coverage in French and offers a timeline of their four months in captivity.

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