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George Malbrunot is a French journalist working for Le Figaro who, along with Christian Chesnot, was taken hostage on August 20, 2004, by the Islamic Army in Iraq. This group gave the French government a 48-hour deadline to repeal its law against girls wearing the Muslim veil in school. The ultimatum was delivered by means of video broadcast on the Arab TV channel Al-Jazeera at 6.30 p.m. GMT on August 26. Both French hostages were released on December 21, 2004.
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