Libyan Coast Guard releases two German nationals after three-day arrest


Libya’s Coast Guard released two German nationals on Monday after being arrested and sent to Azzawiya on last Friday.

The two Germans, who work for an international organisation for migrants rescue operations in the Mediterranean, were arrested by the Libyan coastguards because they entered the Libyan waters, Libyan authorities reported, saying they even confiscated their boat.

Sources from the Libyan coast guard also reported that the Libyan Embassy in Libya opened a hotline communication with the Libyan authorities to strike an agreement regarding how the two German nationals will be set free.

“Germany sent a navy warship off the Libyan coast and received the two nationals, who were then transported to a ship belonging to the organisation they work for.”

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