Libya frees four foreign journalists

LIBYA freed four arrested journalists – two Americans, a Briton and a Spaniard who arrived at the capital’s Rixos Hotel.

American James Foley of GlobalPost, an online news agency, and freelance writer Clare Morgana Gillis, as well as Spain’s Manu Brabo disappeared on April 4 while covering the conflict in Libya.

They were released along with Briton Nigel Chandler, about whom no details were immediately available.

Clare Morgana Gillis, an American, says she and her three colleagues were freed overnight, a day after a judge gave them a suspended one year sentence on charges of entering the country illegally.

There was also no immediate information on the fate of a South African photographer, Anton Hammerl, who was also detained on April 4. However, the South African ambassador was at the hotel waiting for him.

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