Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Free at last

The radio alarm clicked on at 6am this morning. The first words I heard were “Alan Johnston, BBC correspondent, has been freed ….”. “Thank goodness” I said out loud. An understatement if ever there was one! This is wonderful news! I watched Alan on TV tonight and I am just so full of admiration for him. He conducted himself with such professionalism and dignity. But there was also such honesty about him – there can be no doubt that he feared for his life, no doubt that he wants to get out of there, and no doubt of the loneliness he experienced. But he is a survivor and he will go from strength to strength.

Welcome back Alan.