By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 30 July 2016:
A photographer has been abducted, allegedly by Rada (Deterrence) forces, while he was covering yesterday’s anti-Presidency Council demonstrations in Tripoli, according to his family.
Salim Al-Shabel, who works for Libya HD satellite TV channel, has not been seen since yesterday evening.
His brother Mosaeb, speaking to the channel, said that his Salim has been abducted while photograhing the protests in the capital’s Martyrs’ Square.
“We’re not quite sure about what exactly happened to him but we’ve had some information that he is being held by Rada forces at a prison in Ain Zara for investigations,” he said.
Mosaeb said he still could not understand why Rada would hold him. They work with the Presidency Council and Salim, 26, had registered with the PC’s media office. “They must be familiar to him because he’s been present almost on a daily basis covering Presidency Council press conferences,” he explained.
The family say they have had no formal notification so far about where he is. They learned that he is in Ain Zara from two other people who had been seized but then released.