By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 22 August 2017:
Former prime minister Ali Zeidan has been freed, a close family member confirmed to the Libya Herald this evening. Details of the release have not yet been disclosed. He is still in Tripoli, however, the family member said, adding that he had spoken with Zeidan “several times” by phone since the release.
Zeidan was abducted from the Victoria hotel off Tripoli’s Shara Omar Mukhtar nine days ago, allegedly by members of Haithem Tajouri’s forces. He was kept incommunicado and his family had no contact with him until now.
Yesterday, Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj told a delegation from the south of the country that he was working to free Zeidan.