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2 UK journos accused of spying in Libya

2012-03-05 08:34

Tripoli - Two British journalists working for Iran's Press TV who were detained late last month in Libya are suspected of being spies, the head of the militia which is holding them said on Sunday.

Faraj al-Swelhi, commander of the Swelhi Brigade, said they had found among the journalists' possessions footage of them firing weapons and equipment used by the Israeli military.

"We believe they are spies," Swelhi told a news conference in Tripoli. The two were named as Nicholas Davies and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson, who were arrested on February 22 in Misrata.