By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 10 May 2013:
A student from Tripoli University was abducted outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this evening, beaten . . .[restrict]and reportedly held in the Suq Al-Juma district for several hours. His abductors are said to have been militiamen.
The man had been taking part in an anti-militia demonstration outside the Ministry when, according to friends, he got into a heated argument with someone, possibly a militiaman, shortly after 10 pm.
They say he was beaten, carried to a white Land Cruiser, bundled inside and driven away.
The man managed to speak to a reporter at 10.45 pm. In whispered tones, he confirmed his abduction and that he was being held in Suq Al-Juma, before the line went dead.
He was released at 12.30 am. He is said to have been savagely beaten, and has injuries to his head and face. He is reported to be very shaken by the ordeal.
This evening four other people, including a woman, were seen being forced into cars and driven away. [/restrict]