Rixos Hotel

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Journo Describes 'Terrifying' Time in Rixos Hotel

Journalists feared being killed, used as human shields

(Newser) - For the five days they were held in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel by Moammar Gadhafi loyalists, Matthew Chance and his fellow journalists feared they could be executed or used as "human shields." "We had been acting out in our heads these paranoid scenarios," Chance told the... More »

Journalists Freed From Tripoli Hotel

Five-day siege ends

(Newser) - Gunmen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have freed the roughly 35 foreign journalists that they’d been holding hostage in the Rixos hotel, ending a five-day siege. The gunmen relented when they heard how things were going in Tripoli, according to Matthew Chance of CNN , who was one of the hostages.... More »

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