Two Libyan journalists kidnapped by armed group loyal to Haftar – reports

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Libya Al-Ahrar TV Channel said two of its journalists were kidnapped by an armed group loyal to Khalifa Haftar as they were covering the ongoing war in Tripoli.

The channel urged for the immediate release of the two journalists Mohammed Al-Qurij and Mohammed Al-Shebani, reminding the kidnappers that detaining journalists is liable to local and international legal actions.

The channel also said it had started taking the necessary measures as per the local and international standards to secure the release of the journalists.

Meanwhile, the UNSMIL said journalists in Libya are facing threats and assaults as they pursue truths and freedom of speech, saying the latest was the kidnap of Libya Al-Ahrar TV journalists.

“All journalists must be protected like all the civilians in the country. We condemn violence against journalists and call for the end of arbitrary detention.” UNSMIL added.

Via Libya Observer

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