Skip to comments.Reports Zidan Released Hours After Being Kidnapped; Interior Minister Could Resign
Posted on 10/10/2013 5:18:02 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan fwho was kidnapped at dawn Thursday by armed gunmen from the Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel in the Libyan capital, Tripoli where he was residing, is said to have been released unharmed, Libyan state television said.
On the other hand, an Interior Ministry official has been quoted telling the countrys news agency that he is being held at the Interior Ministrys anti-crime department.
Meanwhile, according to Reuters news agency, the group, which in principle reports to the defence and interior ministries, said on its Facebook page it had seized Zidan on the prosecutors orders.
In the meantime, Agence France-Presse reported that it hs been told by the group that kidnapped him, that Mr Zidan was arrested under the Libyan penal code... on the instructions of the public prosecutor. But on its part, the general-prosecutors office, is denying reports that it had issued an order to arrest the Libyan PM.
There have also been unconfirmed reports that the Operations Room of Libya's Revolutionaries, that works with the interior ministry, and that abducted Zidan, said it merely detained him because he has been charged with financial and administrative corruption.
However, the justice ministry said there was no arrest warrant for Zidan, and even went as far as to call the move a kidnapping.
According to another unconfirmed report, Mohamed Sheikh, the Libyan Minister of the Interior could tender his resignation to the government over this incident
said that a group pertaining to one of the militias had claimed that it seized Zidan because of his role in the capture by the US army Delta Force squad of an alleged top al-Qaeda suspect, Abu Anas al Libi in Tripoli on Saturday.
Bammy has started a fire that cannot be stopped, he opened the gates for the entire world to become increasingly unstable. It will explode very soon and burn out of control! That includes us btw...
Now aren’t we glad that King Hussein got rid of Gaddafi....
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