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.