Wednesday, July 04, 2007

BBC's Alan Johnston is released

The BBC reporter Alan Johnston emerged blinking into the sunlight of Gaza City today after spending almost four months as the prisoner of the extremist Army of Islam, an ordeal he said was "like being buried alive". The reporter was freed at around 3.30am after 114 days in captivity and as Hamas fighters closed in around the compound of the extremist group that had held him.

To read full Times coverage click here

To read full BBC report click here

1 comment:

William said...

They say: "BBC Journalist, Alan Johnston, was released in Gaza this morning after being held hostage there by the Army of Islam for 114 days (Guardian)." WHICH IS GREAT!
One point however always gets glossed over. Which is that the "Army of Islam" is the GAza MAfia and a mere criminal gang