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Libya detainees home 'soon'

Gareth Montgomery-Johnson and Nicholas Davies-Jones in Libya Photo: Reuters

Gareth Montgomery-Johnson from Carmarthen and Nicholas Davies-Jones have been handed to the Libyan Government after being detained for three weeks by Swehli militia. They were accused of spying after initially being held captive for illegal entry into Libya.

On Tuesday a video was released of the journalists stating that they were being treated well and that they would like to apologise to the Libyan authorities after entering the country illegally.

We confirm that two British Journalists in Libya have been transferred to the custody of the Libyan Government. We are providing consular assistance.

– Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Carmarthenshire cameraman, Gareth Montgomery-Johnson, says he hopes to be back home with his family within days.