By Moutaz Ali.
Tripoli, 21 August 2016:
High profile kidnappings continue in the capital with the abduction yesterday of the head of the National ID board following Thursday’s seizure of a charity boss.
Ali Al-Bousaifi, the ID chief was taken in the Ras Al-Hassan district. Normally kidnap victims are held for ransom. However there are unconfirmed claims that Bousaifi was grabbed by a militia seeking the hand-over of confidential information.
The details behind the earlier kidnapping of Faraj Omar, the head of the medical charity Om Al-Moamenim, are also obscure. One source close to the charity has told this newspaper that Omar was seized because the organisation refused to hand over cash to one of its female beneficiaries, insisting that it would only pay directly to the clinic that was to treat her.