BBC’s Johnston released in Gaza

July 4, 2007 at 9:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Alan Johnston, of BBC Television


BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has been freed from kidnappers in Gaza after almost four months in captivity.

Television pictures showed Mr Johnston, 45, leaving a building and entering a white car, accompanied by armed men. He said he was tired but in good health.

During his time as a hostage, three videos were released featuring images of Mr Johnston or of his belongings.

Calls were made for his release in rallies worldwide and in an online petition signed by some 200,000 people.

Mr Johnston was handed over to officials of the Hamas administration, reports say. (The Mindanao Examiner joins the BBC and all those who prayed for the safe release of Alan Johnston in celebrating his freedom. Journalists are only messengers of truth, spare us! Ed.)


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