14 May '11, 6am

Update: Family And Friends Still Working to Free Journalists Detained in Libya

Update: Family And Friends Still Working to Free Journalists Detained in Libya

the efforts to free James Foley, a freelance journalist who was captured by Libyan security forces. A correspondent for GlobalPost, Foley, 37, was among 4 journalists detained by Pro-Gaddafi forces on April 5. Foley has yet to be released, but efforts to free him are in full force. Since we last brought you the story, nearly 35,000 people have signed the petition to call for his release. The Free Foley team even got the backing of the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Two of Foley's friends updated us on his current status and the efforts to release him. After weeks of silence, Foley was finally able to call home on April 24. His friend Elizabeth Nielsen told is that it "was the first confirmation of his location and safety." He was also allowed a visitor for the first time recently. On May 11, a GlobalPost spokesman said that he an...

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