Sixteen days into journalist Clare Morgana Gillis's detention in Libya, her parents have issued a public appeal to the Libyan government for her release. "We just want to make sure she is OK, and we want her home," Clare's mother, Jane Gillis, said, calling for her daughter to be "released as soon as possible." They also asked the government to immediately allow a humanitarian worker or foreign journalist to visit Clare, 34, who is thought to be held in Tripoli. "I really need some assurance somehow that she does not feel that everybody has abandoned her," said Robert Gillis, her father.
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