Rescued New York Times Journalist Details His Capture in Libya

Friday, April 01, 2011

Yuri Kosyrev of Time Magazine, Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks of the New York Times and freelancer Nicki Sobecki stand during a pause in the fighting March 11, 2011 in Ras Lanuf, Libya. (John Moore/Getty Images/Getty)

For a nearly a week, four New York Times journalists working in East Libya were captured and held by pro-Gadhafi forces. They were tied up, often not permitted to speak, and beaten. "I have never been punched in the face before," journalist Lynsey Addario described. "This was the first time in my life I had a man look me in the eyes and punch me in the face — and especially when I was bound, hands and feet." Tyler Hicks, photographer for The New York Times, who was among the four held captive in Libya, tells his story.


Tyler Hicks

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