Tunisians abducted in Libya freed: Foreign Ministry
Men were abducted Tuesday following arrest three days earlier of Libyan official in Tunisia
The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued late Tuesday that dozens of Tunisian nationals abducted earlier this week in the Libyan city of Sabartha had been released.
“We were abducted in Sabartha,” Wannas bin Mansour, one of the abductees, told Anadolu Agency following his release. “Our captors told us that we had been taken in order to pressure the Tunisian government to release a Libyan official recently arrested in Tunisia.”
The Tunisian Foreign Ministry, for its part, expressed its appreciation for the role played by the Libyan authorities in securing the abductees’ release.
On Tuesday, 50 Tunisian workers were abducted in Sabartha following the arrest three days earlier of Hussein al-Zawadi, head of Sabartha’s local council.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.