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Libya frees MBC cameraman after two months

AFP , Sunday 12 Jun 2011
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Majdi Hilali, an Egyptian cameraman with MBC television, was freed in Libya on Sunday after more than two months in detention, his Saudi-owned television group.

"He has been released and is now at the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli. He is to leave the country tomorrow," said Hedi Hannashi, a correspondent for Al-Arabiya that is part of the same media group as MBC.

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi arrested Hilali, 43, and an Algerian colleague, Hassan Zitouni, near the eastern town of Brega on April 6, Hannashi said. Zitouni

was freed three days later and has left the country.
Several foreign journalists have been detained in eastern Libya in regions where rebels and pro-Kadhafi have clashed.

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