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#161264 - 4th Jul 2007 10:41am Johnston Released
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BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has been released by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip after 114 days in captivity.

Mr Johnston, 45, was handed over to armed men in Gaza City. He said his ordeal was like "being buried alive" but it was "fantastic" to be free.

And he described how he had been unable to see the sun for three months, and had once been chained for 24 hours.

Rallies worldwide had called for Mr Johnston's release. An online petition was signed by some 200,000 people.

Mr Johnston's father Graham said he and his wife were "overjoyed" at their son's release.

I think a this release has a LOT to do with the pressure that Hamas have been piling on militant groups since gaining military power in Gaza... yet the UK and US will still see Hamas as an enemy lol.

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#161289 - 4th Jul 2007 5:35pm Re: Johnston Released [Re: Mark]
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