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Khartoum summons Libyan official over 'savage' treatment of citizens

Sudanese citizens can be seen surrounded by Libyans with guns [Facebook]
Sudanese citizens can be seen surrounded by Libyans with guns [Facebook]

Sudan's Foreign Ministry summoned the acting Libyan Ambassador to Khartoum on Tuesday, Anadolu has reported. Ali Al-Mahrouq was informed him that the Sudanese government condemns the "savage" treatment of its citizens in Libya. The summons was made after a video went viral on social media which showed Sudanese citizens being tortured and abused.

In a statement, the ministry pointed out that the Sudanese Embassy in Tripoli had also contacted senior officials in the Libyan government of national accord and security agencies, and "is still in contact with them."

Al-Mahrouq apparently expressed his "grief" about the videos and "apologised" for this "shameful act." He disowned the actions of the perpetrators and insisted that they do not represent Libyan ethics. The acting Ambassador accused gangs in areas not controlled by the government of carrying out the abuses.

Al Jazeera English TV Channel reported on Wednesday morning that four Libyans had been arrested in connection with the acts seen on the videos.

Read: African Union to investigate videos of Sudanese tortured in Libya

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