This short report paints a disturbing picture of frequent and violent abductions in Tripoli – families are told their loved one will be killed if they report it to authorities.

From the Libya Herald

Tripoli as a kidnap capital

Tripoli is fast becoming a kidnap capital as police report more than a dozen abductions in the just a fortnight, in two of which the abductors killed their victims. Among those seized is a 14 year old girl. Another man was tortured by his captors. Ransoms of up to LD500,000 have been demanded.

People have been seized on the street, from their homes or in their cars.  In every instance listed by the Tripoli operations room in the 14 days to last Thursday, the crimes appear to have been entirely mercenary, with no political overtones.

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