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Family Members Call On Libya To Release Boston-Based Journalist

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James Foley, a GlobalPost reporter from New Hampshire. (credit: GlobalPost.com)

James Foley, a GlobalPost reporter from New Hampshire. (credit: GlobalPost.com)

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Family members of a Boston-based journalist trapped in Libya called for his immediate release on Thursday.

Relatives of James Foley gathered at the Memorial Church in Cambridge for a candlelight vigil.

Foley and another reporter, Clare Gillis have been imprisoned in Libya since last month.

Both were doing reports on the rebel uprising in Libya when pro-Moammar Gadhafi soldiers captured them.

We think it’s very important that people are aware that innocent journalists are being detained in Libya… more than a month now,” said mom Diane Foley.

Both the Gillis and Foley families have heard from the captured journalists and have been told they’re being treated well in captivity.

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