By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 9 May 2015:
The Libyan Embassy in Tunisia is looking for information about the whereabouts of the son . . .[restrict]of a 67-year old mentally ill woman from Jadu who has been delivered to the Libyan Embassy in Tunis by some young Libyans in the city.
The woman, Salma Hamed Ali Bin Hamouda, had reportedly been traveling with her son from Libya to Tunisia for medical treatment. She crossed the border into Tunisia with her son, but he has since disappeared. Attempts to contact him on his mobile phone have been unsuccessful as it is switched off.
Unable to locate her son after crossing into Tunisia, the woman took a taxi from the border to Tunis. The details of how she was found by the Libyan men who then delivered her to the embassy are sketchy.
The embassy, which is assuming responsibility for Bin Hamouda until she can be reunited with her family, said she arrived with some 6,000 Libyan dinars, in addition to her passport and her family’s passport book. Her son’s passport is unaccounted for.
Bin Hamouda has been placed in a care facility in Tunis. The embassy said that her family can contact the embassy to receive information or come to take her. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of her son can also contact the embassy. [/restrict]