Libya Releases 4 New York Times Journalists

Posted on March 21, 2011

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Libya Releases 4 New York Times Journalists – NYTimes.com. What global culture do we have where women captives are not only assaulted physically but sexually?  Where, as we saw with Lara Logan, there is little sympathy for victims?

“Then I started crying,” she recalled. “And he was laughing more.” One man grabbed her breasts, the beginning of a pattern of disturbing behavior she would experience from her captors over the next 48 hours.

“There was a lot of groping,” she said. “Every man who came in contact with us basically felt every inch of my body short of what was under my clothes.”

 

and these reporters are lucky:

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 13 journalists are either missing or in government custody. The missing include four from Al Jazeera, two from Agence France-Presse and one from Getty Images. In addition, six Libyan journalists are unaccounted for, the group said.