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Missing US writer escapes from Libya prison

/ 04:57 AM August 25, 2011

BALTIMORE — The mother of an American writer missing since March in Libya says she has spoken with her son and that he told her he had escaped from a Tripoli prison.

Sharon VanDyke says she spoke with her 32-year-old son Matthew on Wednesday afternoon. He told her he had been held in solitary confinement in Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, but fellow prisoners helped him escape.

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Tripoli has been in chaos as rebel fighters have moved into the city in their push to take control of the country and oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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