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New Haven Woman Visited In Libya Detention

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Clare Morgana Gillis. Photo courtesy of The Atlantic.

Claire Gillis. Photo courtesy of The Atlantic.

BOSTON (AP) _ The employer of one of two American journalists being detained by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says they have been allowed a visitor for the first time after more than a month in captivity.

James Foley, who was covering the conflict in Libya for the Boston-based news agency GlobalPost, was captured April 5. Foley has been detained with Clare Morgana Gillis, a freelance journalist who wrote for The Atlantic and USA Today.

A GlobalPost spokesman said Wednesday that an intermediary visited Foley and Gillis in Tripoli and said they were in good health and being treated well.

Their families plan to hold a vigil Wednesday evening on the steps of Harvard University’s Memorial Church.

Foley’s family is from Rochester, N.H. Gillis’s parents live in New Haven, Conn.

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