Monday, March 19, 2012

Nicholas Davies-Jones and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson Freed By Libyan Militia

Two British journalists held in Libya after they were accused of spying have been released, the Foreign Office said.

Nicholas Davies-Jones and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson were held by a Libyan
militia after their capture in Tripoli on February 22.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that the men, who had been working as freelancers with the Iranian state-owned Press TV, were transferred to the custody of the Libyan government.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We welcome the release of the two British journalists who have recently been detained in Libya.

"Foreign Office officials are providing them with consular assistance which we have done throughout. Read More