Libya Plans to Release New York Times Journalists

Mar 18, 2011, 10:29

Libya leader Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif Gadhafi, said four New York Times journalists missing for three days would be released later on Friday. The four had been captured by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, the Times reported.

The group was apprehended after entering the rebel-controlled eastern region of Libya without visas, the report said.

"They entered the country illegally," Saif Gadhafi said in an interview with ABC News.

The journalists are Pulitzer-prize winning correspondent Anthony Shadid, who heads the Times' Beirut bureau, photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario and reporter-videographer Stephen Farrell.

The Times said it lost contact with the journalists Tuesday.

Source: UPI