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Monday, 19 March 2012 - 8:22
British Press TV journalists freed by Libya
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The British Foreign Office has confirmed that two British journalists detained in Libya after admitting entering the country illegally have been released.

Gareth Montgomery-Johnson and Nicholas Davies-Jones were held last month.

The Libyan Interior Ministry earlier said the two men had been released and would be deported today.

The journalists, who had been working for the Iranian broadcaster Press TV, have apologised for their actions.

Montgomery-Johnson and Davies-Jones were taken into detention by the Misrata Brigade militia in Tripoli on 22 February.

They were initially accused of spying, and it had previously been feared that the two men may face charges.

Last week they appeared in a video apologising for entering Libya without authorisation but saying they had been treated well.

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