New York Times Journalists to be Freed

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By Chris O'Shea

Here’s some good news about a bad situation: Last night on Nightline, Christiane Amanpour spoke with Saif Qaddafi, who stated that the four New York Times journalists who went missing Tuesday, would be freed at some point today. Qaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, told Amanpour:

You know, they entered country illegally and when the army, when they liberated the city of Ajdabiyah from the terrorists and they found her there and they arrest her because you know foreigners in this place. But then they were happy because they found out she is American, not European. And thanks to that she will be free tomorrow.

No word on why he singled out photographer Lynsey Addario, but according to the Times, all four journalists were able to call home late last night, and the Libyan government has assured them that they will all be released.