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Two British journos accused of espionage handed over to Libyan intelligence

March 16, 2012 - Tripoli

Two British journalists, who have been accused of spying in Libya, have been handed over to the state intelligence.

Tripoli militia commander Faraj al-Swehli said that both journalists are suspected of espionage, and were found with classified documents and pictures.

He said the pictures showed "secret sites," and the documents included a detailed database of the mercenaries believed to have been hired by former dictator Muammar Gaddafi to crush the armed uprising against him.

Fox News quoted Al-Swehli, as saying that he handed them to the Libyan intelligence for further interrogation.

The journalists were identified as Nicholas Davies and cameraman Gareth Montgomery-Johnson.

They were working for an Iranian TV network, and were detained at the end of February.


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