Journalist Clare Morgana Gillis on Her Imprisonment in Gadhafi's Libya

Monday, November 14, 2011

Rebel fighters walk along a residential street in the Libyan capital Tripoli, on August 22, 2011, as heavy fighting raged near the Tripoli compound of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty)

On April 5, freelance journalist Clare Morgana Gillis was violently captured by loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi while reporting from the front lines of the Libyan conflict. She was captured alive, along with two other journalists, when gun-wielding loyalists surrounded the group near the eastern Libyan oil town of Brega. A South African photojournalist who was with the group at the time of the capture was shot and killed in the melee.

Gillis has recounted her harrowing tale of capture, imprisonment, and release in the latest issue of The Atlantic magazine. She reflects on her experience and shares her insight into what the future has in store for Libya.


Clare Morgana Gillis

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