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Tunisia: Libyan families involved in the kidnapping of two Tunisian diplomats

May 4, 2014 at 9:33 am

A spokesperson for Tunisia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has accused the families of two Libyan citizens currently jailed in Tunisia of being involved in the kidnapping of two diplomats from the Tunisian embassy in Libya.

Ambassador Mokhtar El-Shawashi pointed out, in a statement that was released on Monday, that the families of the two Libyan citizens arrested after the 2011 terrorist act in Al-Rouheya district of the Siliana region are involved in the kidnapping of the two Tunisian diplomats in Libya, Laroussi Kontassi and Mohamed Ben Cheikh.

The Tunisian News Agency quoted sources as saying that the names of the two Libyan prisoners are Hafez Al-Dhabaa, also known as “Abou Ayoub”, and Imad Al-lawaj Badr, also known as “Abou Jaafar Al Libi”.

Each is serving a 20-year jail sentence after being convicted of premeditated murder, conspiracy against national security and arms trafficking.

Source: Alamat Online