By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 4 September 2016:
Suleiman Zubi, the Benghazi politician, is reported to have been freed after more than two years of capitivity in Zintan. Al-Nabaa TV said that a member of the family had confirmed his release.
There were reports a couple of days ago that he would be freed by they could not be verified.
A member of the former General National Congress (GNC) for his native Benaghazi, Zubi was initially abducted by Zintani militiamen while travelling on Tripoli’s Airport Road on 20 July 2014 along with another GNC member Fathi Al-Arabi. He was later released but was again were abducted by the same Zintanis the next day. Al-Arabi, a member of the Justice and Construction Party, was freed just over a fortnight later in a swop for two Zintani TV journalists, but Zubi remained held until now.
A former Benghazi judge and widely reported as close to the Muslim Brotherhood, Zubi rose to prominence in 2012 when he organised local elections in his home city. He then went on to become a member of the General National Congress.