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.
– Foreign and Commonwealth Office
We confirm that two British Journalists in Libya have been transferred to the custody of the Libyan Government. We are providing consular assistance.
Carmarthenshire cameraman, Gareth Montgomery-Johnson, says he hopes to be back home with his family within days.