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Two Press TV journalists detained in Libya

Iran’s English-language Press TV said that two of its journalists have been detained in the Libyan city of Misrata, but did not say why.

It said reporter Nicholas Davies and cameraman Gareth Mongomery-Johnson were seized last Tuesday by members of the Misrata Brigade, one of the militias that fought to overthrow former leader Moamer Kadhafi, and taken to jail in Tripoli.

Press TV gave no details on the nationality of the two men, nor their condition, and said there had been no contact with them since Tuesday.

Asked about the report, the Foreign Office in London issued a statement that only said two Britons were being held in Libya.

“We can confirm that two British nationals have been detained in Libya. Our embassy in Tripoli is providing consular assistance,” the statement said, without elaborating.