Last French hostage appears in Al-Qaeda video
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The last French hostage still in captivity has appeared in a video aired by an Arabic television channel. Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali by Al-Qaeda in 2011, appealed to French President François Hollande to secure his release.
Wearing a black turban and sporting a long beard, Lazarevic was flanked by armed men.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the government will continue to work for his release “with great discretion”.
His daughter, Diane, said the video was some comfort.
“I haven’t seen my father for two years now,” she told. “I see that my father is in good health and doing well, so it is reassuring.”
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