Tripoli’s mayor captured in night-time raid

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By Lorlornyofm March 30, 2018 07:31

Tripoli’s mayor captured in night-time raid

Libya has been mostly lawless since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011

Gunmen have seized the mayor of Libya’s capital, Abdelraouf Beitelmal, in a night-time raid on his home.

Sources close to the family told the BBC the gunmen shot at the house, and beat up the mayor’s son with the butt of a Kalashnikov.

In a statement, Tripoli’s municipality said it was suspending its work in protest over “abduction”, adding that such incidents “threaten the establishment of the state and its civilian life”,

But the head of the investigations Bureau at the Prosecutor General’s office, Sediq AlSour, told the BBC that the mayor is in custody and is being interrogated.

He declined to elaborate on the reason, saying his office is not responsible for what he called the mayor’s detention.

The incident underlines the continuing confusion and instability in Libya.

 

Source: BBC

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By Lorlornyofm March 30, 2018 07:31
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