Tag Archives | Kidnap

Amnesty International: End Rampant Abductions

Rampant abductions by armed groups have become a part of daily life in Libya, said Amnesty International as it launched a campaign digest, ‘Vanished off the face of the earth’: Abducted civilians in Libya, calling for an end to an epidemic of kidnapping blighting the country. More than 600 people have gone missing between February […]

Video: Four Italians Kidnapped in Libya

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Four Italians working for a construction company have been kidnapped in conflict-torn Libya, according to the foreign ministry.

Bonatti Employees Kidnapped

The Italian foreign ministry has confirmed that four Italians have been kidnapped in Libya. The construction workers were abducted near a compound owned by Italian oil and gas group Eni in the western Mellitah area, the ministry said. They are employed by Bonatti, a company that provides services to the oil, gas and energy sector. […]

United Bank Boss Confirmed kidnapped

Libya Herald reports that it has received confirmation that the Deputy General Manager of United Bank for Commerce & Investment, Abdelkareem Mosaad [Msaad] (pictured), was kidnapped two weeks ago. Mosaad was kidnapped near his home in Al-Khalaa in the Wirshefana area south west of Tripoli; the kidnappers are said to be demanding a ransom of […]

Tunisia Consular Staff Freed

Ten members of Tunisia’s diplomatic staff, who were kidnapped in Libya a week ago, have been freed and have returned to Tunis today (Friday). Reuters reports that Tunisia, which had been one of the few countries to keep a diplomatic presence in Tripoli, has now shut down its consular operations in the city. No group […]

UN Calls for Immediate Release of Consulate Staff

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Leon (pictured), strongly condemns the storming of the Tunisian Consulate in the Libyan capital of Tripoli by an armed group and the seizure of 10 staff members. He calls for the immediate and unconditional release […]

Video: Staff Kidnapped from Tunisian Consulate

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan militiamen kidnapped 10 staffers from Tunisia’s consulate in Tripoli Friday after storming the mission, the government in Tunis said:

Mellitah Manager Reported Kidnapped

Reuters reports that an employee of the Mellitah Oil & Gas company has been kidnapped. The captive was named as Yousef al-Shoumani, a member of the company’s administrative management team. Mellitah Oil & Gas is a joint venture between the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italy’s Eni. (Source: Reuters) (Kidnap image via Shutterstock)