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  • Mar 20, 2012
  • 07:27 PM

UK journalists held in Libya after Welsh mistaken for Hebrew (video)

BBC News
A Welsh journalist who was detained in Libya says his captors thought he was an Israeli spy because they confused the Welsh language with Hebrew. Gareth Montgomery-Johnson is back home in Nantgaredig, near Carmarthen. He was carrying medical supplies with Welsh words on them when he was arrested in Tripoli last month.

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