March 18th, 2012
06:14 PM ET

British journalists freed in Libya

Two British journalists captured by a Libyan militia in late February have been freed, the British government announced Sunday.

Gareth Montgomery-Johnson and Nicholas Davies "are well" after being turned over to British diplomats "and look forward to being reunited with their families soon," the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement announcing their release.

The Saraya Swehli militia accused the journalists, who work mainly for Iran's state-run Press TV, of lacking proper immigration paperwork. But it turned the men over to the central government in Tripoli last week, paving the way for their return.

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  1. banasy©

    I am glad they were released unharmed.

    March 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Wondering

    Wondering what these journalists have to say.

    March 19, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |