Al-Jazeera crew detained in Niger is released; govt said they failed to get accreditation

  • by: RUKMINI CALLIMACHI , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 17, 2013 - 5:30 PM

DAKAR, Senegal — A team of Al-Jazeera journalists was released late Monday after being detained for three days in eastern Niger, where they were held in a prison cell, according to a statement from the Qatar-owned network.

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