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Libya told to free detained Press TV reporters

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) is urging Libyan authorities to release reporters working for Iran’s English language satellite TV network Press TV.

Four men, comprising the station’s British correspondent Nicolas Davis, British cameraman Gareth Montgomery Johnson and two unnamed locals, were reportedly detained on 8 February 2012 by armed groups in the coastal town of Misurata. They were subsequently taken under guard to the capital Tripoli.

Press TV says contact with the men was lost on 21 February 2012.

“The Libyan Transitional Council has to bear responsibility in securing and protecting local or foreign reporters. It has to immediately intervene to release the detained reporters,” said ANHRI.