Former Libyan oil minister freed after a month of abduction
A former Libyan oil minister Abdulbari Al-Arusi was released on Tuesday after two weeks in captivity.
Al-Arusi was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen outside his home in the capital Tripoli last month.
No group has claimed responsibility for the former minister’s abduction.
Al-Arusi, 58, is a member of the Islamist Justice and Construction Party (JCP).
He was a political prisoner and sentenced to death under the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.
After ousting Libya’s long-time leader, he served as minister of oil and gas from 2012 to 2014.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
- Haftar to fly to the US with family, pretending it’s a Libyan official visit - September 13, 2021
- Haftar hires ex-Clinton aide, ex-Republican leader to lobby Washington for Libya elections’ run - September 09, 2021
- Al-Saadi Gaddafi, late dictator’s son, released from Libyan prison - September 06, 2021