By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 25 March 2015:
In its latest appeal to Libyans to stop fighting, the United Nations Support Mission in . . .[restrict]Libya (UNSMIL) has called for two brothers of the member of the House of Representatives (HoR) for Tarhouna, Abubakr Saeed, to be released.
They were kidnapped yesterday when gunmen burst into the family home in Tripoli’s Salahaddin district, spraying it with gunfire. The terrified women and children were forced to flee but the gunmen grabbed the two brothers, Imran and Sadiq Saeed, and took them off.
It is not known if the abduction was connected to Monday’s events in Tarhouna when as many as eight members of a family were murdered following an attemped LNA air raid on a Libya Dawn target in the town.
Condemning it and calling on “all the influential actors in Tripoli” to do their utmost to obtain the two men’s release, the UNSMIL statement suggests, however, that the kidnapping of his brothers is an attempt to put pressure on Abubakr Saeed.
This, it says, is unacceptable, and warns that the abduction “could have negative effect on the political dialogue”. [/restrict]