New York, July 17, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists
welcomes the release of two Libyan television journalists who were kidnapped on
July 7 after covering the country's first elections in decades.
Abdelqadir Fassouk, a reporter and cameraman for the private Misurata-based
Tobacts TV station, and Yusuf Badi, a cameraman for the same station, were released
on Monday, according to news reports. The journalists were headed back to the
station after covering the country's historic parliamentary elections from the
city of Mizdah when they were kidnapped near the city of Bani Walid, news