Guardian Journalist Freed from Captivity in Libya

By: Sam Jones | Guardian.co.uk

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, the Guardian correspondent who was detained by Libyan authorities a fortnight ago, has been released.

Abdul-Ahad and Andrei Netto, a correspondent for the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S Paulo, were picked up in the coastal town of Sabratha on 2 March then moved to a prison on the outskirts of the capital, Tripoli.

Netto was freed a week ago, but Libyan officials continued to hold the Guardian reporter despite protests from the newspaper and Amnesty International.

The editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, said: “We’re delighted that Ghaith has been released and is safely out of Libya. We are grateful to all those who worked behind the scenes to help free him after his ordeal.”

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