Spanish Journalists Freed After 194 Days in Captivity in Syria

By David Walker

Spanish photojournalist Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova and reporter Javier Espinosa were freed by their Syrian captors Saturday night, 194 days after they were kidnapped while attempting to cover the Syrian civil war for the Spanish daily El Pais, according to reports by NPPA and other news outlets.

Espinosa is a staff reporter for the Spanish daily El Pais. Garcia-Vilanova, a freelancer, was on assignment with Espinosa when they were abducted by an Al-Qaeda affiliates at a checkpoint, shortly after crossing into Syria from Turkey last September 16.

Both men were reportedly in good health when they were released to Turkish authorities, and …read more

Via: PDN Pulse


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