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Foreign Secretary comments on release of journalists from Rixos hotel

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Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that it is a great relief that the traumatic ordeal faced by the journalists trapped in the Rixos hotel in Tripoli has ended.

Speaking today the Foreign Secretary said:

“It is a great relief that the traumatic ordeal faced by those journalists trapped at the Rixos hotel has now ended and I pay tribute to those whose efforts helped secure the release. This episode highlights the real risks journalists continue to take in Libya and across the world every single day in order to get out the truth. We have been monitoring the situation hour by hour, in touch with news organisations, the National Transitional Council and others in a position to assist.”