CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) - Three BBC journalists released from detention in Libya told Wednesday of beatings and mock executions that they and other detainees were subjected to by their captors.
The three - Feras Killani, Goktay Koraltan and Chris Cobb-Smith - described how Libyan authorities seized their cameras and other equipment Monday at a checkpoint six miles south of Zawiyah, a scene of heavy fighting between government and rebel forces.
Even though all three had BBC identification cards, they were transported with their local driver to a barracks where they received coffee and cigarettes until a Libyan officer arrived.
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