By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 12 September 2015:
Faraj Sayeh, the brother of the prominent former General Natioal Congress member Jumaa Sayeh has been . . .[restrict]released having been kidnapped in Tripoli a fortnight ago. The former senior government official was freed yesterday but was in poor health because of the conditions in which he was held, according to his family.
They are reported to have accused forces allied to Libya Dawn of being behind his abduction on 30 August. They also claim that no money was paid to secure his freedom.
Kidnapping is now an occupational hazard for many prominent Libyans and their families, especially for those in the west of the country who do not support the regime in the capital, such as the Sayeh family who are members of the Warshefana tribe.
Warshafani elders have meanwhile called for the release of another member, Saad Nasr Al-Sahli, who heads the land registry office in the south Tripoli suburb of Swani. It is not known who abducted him.
There are reports that as many as 130 people have been seized at checkpoints in and around Tripoli the past week. Their whereabouts are unknown. Their seizures are believed to be connected to the Tripoli’s regime’s growing fears about security in the capital. Last week, General National Congress president Nuri Abu Sahmain ordered the government, the military and intelligence to be on high alert for supposed foreign agents in the city. [/restrict]