By Ajnadin Mustafa,
Tripoli, 17 August 2015:
A day after a group of armed men attempted to kidnap him in Khoms, Abdel-Moneim Al-Hurr . . .[restrict]who heads the Libyan branch of Arab Organization for Human Rights says those involved in the attempt tried to pretend they were member of Misrata’s Halbous Brigade.
The prominent human rights activist in Libya denied earlier reports that the Halbous Brigade were implicated.
The incident occurred at Khoms’ court on Sunday, Al-Hurr told a local news site a few hours after his release. He added that the men, armed with guns and rifles, ordered him him to “keep away from property seizure cases.”
According to local sources, Al-Hurr’s abduction lasted just over a hour before the gunmen fled the area, following a shoot out between them and security forces.
Al-Hurr said that the local security forces captured and detained two of the men after the gun fight.
Al-Hurr, until October 2012, was the spokesman for Libya’s Supreme Security Committee before quitting in protest at security failures blamed on the interior ministry. [/restrict]