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The Foreigner Norwegian Al-Jazeera journalist recaptured. Libyan authorities have re-arrested Norwegian photographer and journalist Ammar Al-Hamdan and his Mauritian, British, and Tunisian colleagues. 33-year-old Mr Al-Hamdan, who works for Al-Jazeera and Ny Tid, was released from a Tripoli jail on Thursday following international and diplomatic pressure, and there were hopes he would return to Norway. However, after only a few hours of freedom, Libyan police arrived at the Tunisian Embassy on Friday, seizing him for what they claimed was additional questioning before he was able to travel to Tunisia. NRK reports the Tunisian Ambassador has played and active party in his release.

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Norwegian Al-Jazeera journalist recaptured

Published on Sunday, 3rd April, 2011 at 12:11 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

Libyan authorities have re-arrested Norwegian photographer and journalist Ammar Al-Hamdan and his Mauritian, British, and Tunisian colleagues.



33-year-old Mr Al-Hamdan, who works for Al-Jazeera and Ny Tid, was released from a Tripoli jail on Thursday following international and diplomatic pressure, and there were hopes he would return to Norway.

However, after only a few hours of freedom, Libyan police arrived at the Tunisian Embassy on Friday, seizing him for what they claimed was additional questioning before he was able to travel to Tunisia. NRK reports the Tunisian Ambassador has played and active party in his release.

Mr Al-Hamdan’s friend and colleague, Sammir Shatara told VG he is very concerned for the safety of both the Norwegian-Palestinian journalist and the three other Al-Jazeera crew.

“I am worried about them. The Libyan authorities are crazy and can do whatever they want. They promised that they would set him free, but now I cannot get hold of him," he said.

Gaddafi’s forces captured the four on March 7th. According to VG, it is Gaddafi’s oldest son, who has complained about Al-Jazeera’s biased and propaganda coverage, is the one who ordered they be detained.

When hearing news of Mr Al-Hamdan’s initial release, Ny Tid Editor-in-Chief, Dag Herbjørnsrud, was reserved, stating that as long as he was on Libyan territory he was still in danger.

“Like everyone who stays in Tripoli, he’s under Gaddafi’s control until he crosses the border.”

On Friday, however, he told NTB “We dare not start cheering until he stands before us at the airport.”



Published on Sunday, 3rd April, 2011 at 12:11 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: al-jazeera, nytid, dagherbjoernsrud, muammaral-gaddafi, libya, capturednorwegianjournalist, ammaral-hamdan.





  
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