By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 25 February 2016:
The spokesperson of the Supreme Council of Elders of Libya, Taher Al-Badawi, has resigned in protest . . .[restrict]at the murder of a young boy, killed by kidnappers when a ransom was not paid.
The brutal murder has shocked and revolted war-weary Libyans. The body of twelve-year old Abdullah Daghnush, his parent’s only son, kidnapped two months, was found by his father yestreday after kidnappers contacted him and told him to go to a location between Janzur and Siyad, in the far west of Tripoli. The boy had been hanged by his killers – the rope was still around his neck – and there were indications in his body that he had been beaten and tortured before being murdered.
The kidnappers had initally demanded a two-million dinar ranson and then reduced it to half a million but that had been way beyond the family’s ability to find.
“I think we have lost any meaning of the value of the human in our country,” Badawi said on a TV phone-in programme, as he announcd his resigntion.
Kidnappings have soared in Tripoli is recent months. [/restrict]