UK journalists of Iran's PRESS TV are 'spies' says Libyan militia
05-Mar-2012 (one comment)

Two British journalists detained in Libya are suspected of spying, the militia that is holding them says.

Faraj al-Swehli, commander of a Misrata brigade, said the men had entered Libya illegally and were carrying "incriminating evidence".

He said the activities of reporter Nicholas Davies, 37, and cameraman Gareth Montgomery-Johnson, 36, from Carmarthen, were being investigated.

The men had been working for Iran's English-language TV station Press TV.

Rights groups have called for their release.

Darius Kadivar

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This footage is believed to have been filmed at the Benghazi War Cemetery and appears to show about a dozen armed men kicking down headstones and trying to damage a cross  


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Attacks on the graves of British servicemen in Benghazi, Libya, have been described as "horrific" by Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt.

The Foreign Office said 200 graves and a Cross of Remembrance were damaged at the Benghazi British Military Cemetery.

The Benghazi War Cemetery was also targeted. Both cemeteries commemorate British and Commonwealth nationals who died during or after World War II.

The Libyan authorities apologised and pledged to catch those responsible.

The damage was "unethical, irresponsible and criminal", the ruling National Transitional Council said.