Libya releases Tunisian journalist

April 5th, 2011 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS  

Tripoli, April 5 (IANS) Libyan authorities have released a Tunisian journalist working for Al-Jazeera television channel, a media report said.

The journalist, Lotfi Messaoudi, crossed the Ras El Jedir border post between Tunisia and Libya Sunday night, Xinhua reported citing the Tunisian official news agency TAP.

Messaoudi was arrested March 19, when he was reporting in western Libya. Three other members of his team are still being held in Libya, the report said.

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