By Sami Zaptia.
London, 8 April 2016:
Abdelgader Alsaity, Deputy head of Civil Registry Authority (CRA), has accused ”outlaw militias” in Tripoli of . . .[restrict]attempting to gain access to and control of Libya’s national civil registry.
Alsaity, speaking yesterday to the Libyan state news agency LANA based in the east of the country, said that on 31st March five CRA employees were kidnapped from their workplace at Libya Telecom and Technology (LTT), Libya’s main state ISP.
He further revealed that they were kiddnapped by militias in control of Libya’s intelligence service representing the internationally unrecognized Tripoli government.
It will be recalled that in March it was reported by the CRA that outlaws had succeeded in briefly gaining control of its database.
Two of the kidnapped are foreign IT technicians, an Indian Reji Joseph and an Egyptian Hussam-aldeen Mohamed. The names of the Libyan technicians have not been publicized.
Alsaity said that the militias still plan to take the technicians to the LTT offices where the CRA server is housed in an attempt to gain access to its contents.
He further named the Bab Tajura militia led by Alazhari as the responsible party who he accuses of taking the kidnapped technicians to the Salvation government intelligence headquarters led by Mustafa Noah.
He said the Martin Kobler’s UNSMIL office had been informed of the incident as well as Interpol. He also confirmed that the CRA was in contact with the Indian embassy.
Alsaity called on all sides to keep the CRA out of the current Libyan political tug-of-war. [/restrict]