Seven Euroeans released by Chadian authorities have left the central African country on board a plane along with French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.
The seven arew four Spanish air hostesses and threee French journalists. They were among 17 Europeans held over an alleged attempt to take 103 African Children out of the country.
Six of those still in custody are from French charity Zoe’s Ark, which insists the children are Darfuri orphans- a claim questioned by aid agencies. Three other membres of the Spanish air crew are still in custody along with a Belgain pilot.
Sarkozy visited Chad on Sunday to discuss the case with his counterpart, Idriss Deby,in the capital N’ Djamena. Sunday’s release was announced shortly after his arrival.