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House of Commons tribute to BBC team in Libya

The Leader of the House of Commons, Sir George Young, has paid tribute to the BBC journalists who were detained and beaten in Libya.

He told MPs that the BBC team went through a "horrendous" ordeal.

The three men were held for 21 hours, beaten with fists, knees and rifles, hooded and subjected to mock executions by members of Libya's army and secret police.

They have now flown out of Libya following their detention on Monday

  • 10 Mar 2011
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