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UN Warns of Criminal Liability for Abductions

Armed groups across Libya are responsible for abductions of civilians including minors on account of their actual or perceived origin, opinion, family and political affiliation, the United Nations mission in the country said. “Hostage-taking, torture and murder are war crimes,” said the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in a briefing note. “Those responsible for […]

Kidnapped OPEC Rep Released

Libya’s OPEC representative, Samir Salem Kamal, who was reported to have been kidnapped two weeks ago, has now been freed. Kamal, who is also head of the Planning Department at the National Oil Corporation (NOC), was said to be in good health considering the situation, but shaken up by his ordeal. BBC News reports that the […]

Senior Oil Exec “Abducted” from Tripoli

Libya’s OPEC representative, Samir Salem Kamal, is reported to have been kidnapped. Family members told the BBC that he disappeared after he left his place of work in central Tripoli on Thursday. Libya Herald reports that Kamal, who is also head of the Planning Department at the National Oil Corporation (NOC), was abducted by masked gunmen. […]

Video: Abducted Tunisians Freed

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer abducted in Libya earlier this year are freed by their abductors after months in captivity.

Jordanian Ambassador Freed

Jordan’s ambassador to Libya has been freed, according to reports from BBC News and Deutsche Welle. Fawaz al-Itan, who was abducted by gunmen in Tripoli last month, was released unharmed and is reportedly already en route to Jordan. The kidnappers had reportedly demanded the release of a Libyan Islamist militant in exchange, but it is […]

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Video Emerges of Kidnapped Tunisian Diplomat

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A video has emerged of an employee of the Tunisian embassy based in the Libyan capital Tripoli, pleading for his life and begging his country’s president to step up negotiations for his release […]

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Korean Trade Official Kidnapped in Libya

The head of the state-run Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency’s (KOTRA) Libya unit has been kidnapped on Sunday by four unidentified armed men. Officials at the agency said Han Seok-woo, aged 39, has worked in Libya’s capital Tripoli since 2012. “We have yet to know the reason for the abduction,” said a Korean foreign ministry […]

Egyptian Truck Drivers Released, Return Home

After being held by gunmen in Ajdabiya, 74 Egyptian truck driver were released on Monday and have now reached Egypt via the Salloum border crossing. According to the Egyptian Independent, Military spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said that military intelligence was able to resolve the issue in coordination with Libyan authorities. The drivers were on their way […]