Benghazi, 1 May:
A Sudanese diplomat working at Sudan’s consulate in Benghazi who was kidnapped on Monday has been found alive and . . .[restrict]well today, Tuesday, in Kuwafiyah, a suburb some 15 kilometres east of central Benghazi.
The unnammed man, who is administrative and finance director at the consulate, was seized in Al-Fuwaihat in west Benghazi by an armed gang. They were operating with two cars.
The kidnapping is not thought to have political connotations. Security services believe those who kidnapped him were common criminals. His wallet was stolen as was his mobile phone. However, his diplomatic card and his passport were untouched.
It is not known if any ransom was paid for his release.
There has been a number of kidnappings in Libya recently. Most, however, have been politically motivated or acts of revenge. [/restrict]