The four New York Times journalists missing since last week crossed into Tunisia on Monday and told of beatings and threats of execution. Their driver is still missing. Anthony Shadid, Tyler Hicks, Lynsey Addario and Stephen Farrell were kept tied and often handcuffed while held by pro-government forces in Libya, before being transferred to Tripoli. Addario, the only woman, told of being repeatedly groped: "“Every man who came in contact with us basically felt every inch of my body short of what was under my clothes.” They were released today under the auspices of the Turkish government.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the NYT says, 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.