By Ajnadin Mustafa:
Tripoli, 25 September 2014:
Writer, media personality and activist Faraj Abualeshah was kidnapped yesterday from his central Tripoli . . .[restrict]hotel.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the abduction. Abualeshah was last seen at the Safwa Hotel in central Tripoli.
Known predominately as a writer, Abualeshah was a harsh critic of the Qaddafi regime and played an active role in the February 17 Revolution.
His abduction has been condemned by well-known human rights advocate Hassan Al-Amin who appealed for Abualeshah’s immediate release. “Whatever political and intellectual differences anyone may have, abduction remains a crime against humanity,” he said.
Human Rights Watch’s chief researcher in Libya Hanan Salah said on social media: “He must be released immediately, unharmed.”