Conn. journalist held in Libya says she was beaten
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A journalist from Connecticut detained in Libya for six weeks says she was fired upon and beaten when she was captured but later treated better as she was moved from prison to a luxurious hotel.
Clare Morgana Gillis was one of four foreign journalists released last week. She said Tuesday that she's happy to be home in New Haven but upset that a photographer she was with when she was captured was killed.
Gillis says she met a son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi (MOO'-ah-mar gah-DAH'-fee) who asked her if the rebels were crazy. The 34-year-old says she was interrogated with blindfolds on in the wee hours of the morning and accused of being a spy.
Gillis says she's not that religious but prayed a lot.