By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 25 June 2014:
After a week of captivity, the grandson of retired General Khalifa Hafter’s sister has been . . .[restrict]released by his kidnappers and returned to his family.
Mahmoud Mustafa Ahbeel Al-Zawi, age 22, was kidnapped last week near a petrol station in Ajdabiya. Gunmen reportedly fired shots at the car he was driving to force the car to stop, then grabbed Al-Zawi.
After a phone call was made by the kidnappers to the family, detailing the location of where he had been left, he was found alive, with his hands tied, near a power station in Zueitina on Monday.
It is not known if he had been beaten or otherwise abused. Al-Zawi reportedly did not know who his kidnappers were.
The kidnappers demanded a ransom of a million dinars. Security personnel suspect the kidnapping was not motivated by Hafter’s Operation Dignity campaign but was perpetrated by a criminal gang looking to make money. It is not known if any ransom was paid.