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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 July 2007, 04:27 GMT 05:27 UK
BBC's Johnston statement in full
Alan Johnston
Alan Johnston has been held since 12 March
BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston has been released after he was kidnapped on 12 March.

Here is a statement released by the BBC following his release:

We are delighted and extremely relieved that our friend and colleague, Alan Johnston, has been released.

This is wonderful news for his family, friends and colleagues and everyone around the world who has shown their support for him over the past 114 days.

We thank all of those who worked tirelessly - here and in the wider Middle East - to secure his freedom.

We will be issuing further information in due course and, in the meanwhile, would ask that people respect his family's privacy to allow them time to recover from this ordeal.



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