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The Foreigner Norwegian journalist freed. Norwegian weekly Ny Tid reports their Norwegian journalist Ammar Al-Hamdan has been released from a Libyan jail. Mr Al-Hamdan, a photographer who also works for Al-Jazeera, was captured with several other foreign journalists on 7th March in Libya whilst on assignment for the Arab news channel in the east of the country. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) will not confirm any information about his release, but Samir Shatera at the Al-Jazeera’s Oslo office  says, “we know he’s alive and out of jail, and are working to get him out of Libya.”

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Norwegian journalist freed

Published on Thursday, 31st March, 2011 at 19:58 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norwegian weekly Ny Tid reports their Norwegian journalist Ammar Al-Hamdan has been released from a Libyan jail.



Mr Al-Hamdan, a photographer who also works for Al-Jazeera, was captured with several other foreign journalists on 7th March in Libya whilst on assignment for the Arab news channel in the east of the country.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) will not confirm any information about his release, but Samir Shatera at the Al-Jazeera’s Oslo office  says, “we know he’s alive and out of jail, and are working to get him out of Libya.”

However, Ny Tid’s Editor-in-Chief, Dag Herbjørnsrud says Mr Al-Hamdan is still in danger.

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

“[Nevertheless,] we are extremely relieved and happy he has been freed. It shows that pressure by the international community has worked. We thank both press organisations and the Norwegian news media for helping raise awareness about him. We now just look forward to having him home,” Mr Herbjørnsrud told his own publication earlier today.



Published on Thursday, 31st March, 2011 at 19:58 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

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





  
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