Libya frees two British journalists detained by Libyan military
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Libya frees two British journalists detained by Libyan military

Tripoli : Libya | Mar 19, 2012 at 4:56 AM PDT
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The two British journalists Nicholas Davis and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson who were suspected of espionage have been released. They are employees of an Iranian English-language channel Press TV and were arrested on 22 February in Misurata by the Libyan militia known as Suelhi Brigade for an alleged crime of espionage. They were released free of charge on Sunday. "

They were handed over to the British consulate. All charges against them dropped," - said the head of the press service of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Libya, adding that the journalists, according to him, will leave the country on March 19. The release of Davis and Montgomery-Johnson was confirmed by the British Foreign Office. The office of the press and international cooperation of the Ministry of Interior told reporters, "They have been released and will leave the country tomorrow,"he added. "The British consul has been notified that the charges against them have been dropped.

The two journalists were in custody since February 22 , according to the authorities of the Transitional National Council, the Provisional Government of Libya. A day earlier, the Brigade Swelhi posted a video of the two journalists in which they apologized for illegally entering the country.

Organizations such as Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders complained that the two journalists were illegally detained and had asked the militia to them free immediately or give them to the Libyan authorities.

Source : Reuters

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In this picture taken on March 13, 2012 off television playback of a tape made available to Reuters, British journalist Gareth Montgomery-Johnson speaks from an undisclosed location
In this picture taken on March 13, 2012 off television playback of a tape made available to Reuters, British journalist Gareth Montgomery-Johnson speaks from an undisclosed location
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