VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 28 AUGUST 2011
12:20 pm GMT - Voltaire Network is still without news of its four journalists stranded in Tripoli. The last contact with Thierry Meyssan, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Mathieu Ozonan and Julien Teil took place on Saturday, 27 August 2011 at 9 am GMT. Since then, it has not been possible to establish communication with them.
On Friday, 26 August 2011, the journalists had been taken to a waiting room where they spent the day hoping in vain to embark on a ship chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for their evacuation. They were then returned to a hotel in Tripoli. On Saturday morning, August 27, they were again expecting to leave Libya by boat.
In the absence of any further communication with its journalists, Voltaire Network is not in a position to say where they are at present.
In France, the Crisis Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was contacted by telephone, indicated that it is closely monitoring the situation with regard to French nationals Thierry Meyssan, Mathieu Ozanon and Julien Teil. Voltaire Network is equally concerned about Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, a Canadian national and Research Associate of the Montreal-based Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).
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