Tripoli: Release of Sudanese activist kidnapped a year ago

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI –  The Sudanese blogger and activist Jabir Zain, who was kidnapped in 2016 by an armed group, was released, the Libyan Commission for Democracy and Human Rights in Tripoli announced on Saturday (November 3rd).

The Commission said in a statement: “Thanks God that Jabir Zain, Sudanese living in Tripoli, was released,” noting, “Zain has arrived at Khartoum airport after he left the Libyan city of Tripoli.”

“The head of the Bureau of Investigation and his staff has taken an important role in this case, and a number of cases of enforced disappearance have been pursued with the families of the victims,” the statement added.

“It was decided to deport Jabir Zain outside Libya to his country of origin Sudan,” the Commission stated.

The primary responsibility for files of cases of enforced disappearance lies on the Presidential Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) in its capacity as responsible for the security and safety of citizens and residents, The Libyan Commission for Democracy and Human Rights affirmed in its statement.

Jabir Zain is a civil society activist in Tripoli, where he moved to live when he was six years old.

Zain was kidnapped on September 25, 2016, by masked gunmen in the area of Girgarish in the center of Tripoli.


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