Syria: Three Spanish journalists released after almost a year in captivity

Spanish journalists Antonio Pampliega, Jose Manuel Lopez and Angel Sastre were released on May 8 after being kidnapped by the Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, in Aleppo (northern Syria) last 12 of July.

The International and European Federations of Journalists, (IFJ) and (EFJ), representing 600,000 journalists worldwide, have joined their Spanish affiliates - FAPE, FeSP, Comisiones Obreras and ELA-Gizalan - in welcoming the good news.

Both Federations have also called for all other journalists held captive to be released, as well as backing calls for press freedom to be respected and security guaranteed for reporters still working in the area.

Read the full article in Spanish here.

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