A British journalist held by the Libyan government for six weeks has been released, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
Nigel Chandler, who has previously worked as a freelance journalist for the BBC, was detained on April 5 alongside American journalists Clare Morgana Gillis and James Foley, and Spanish photographer Manuel Varela, who works under the name Manu Brabo.
The group was detained near the eastern oil town of Brega for illegally entering the country, but Chandler is said to have been held separately from his three colleagues.
"We can confirm that a British national previously detained in Libya has been released and we are providing consular assistance," a Foreign Office spokeswoman said. She confirmed Chandler was the freed Briton.
Gillis, a freelance journalist, told journalists at the Rixos Hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli that she and three colleagues are in good health.
She said the group had been freed the day after a judge gave them a one-year suspended sentence for entering the country illegally.
But there remains a question mark over the whereabouts of UK-based photographer Anton Hammerl, who is believed to have been seized with the group. Gillis said she had not seen him.
The 41-year-old, who lives in Surbiton, Surrey, but has South African and Austrian citizenship, is thought to have been held separately in or around Tripoli.
The award-winning photographer, who has covered conflicts in the past in Africa, had been working in Libya for a week as a freelancer before he was detained.
Hammerl's wife Penny Sukhraj has not heard from her husband since his capture and said the family still had no word on his whereabouts.