By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli,12 December 2014:
Some 26 people from Yefren have been kidnapped by a Zintani family whose son was . . .[restrict]killed in Yefren last week. They say they will hold the 26 until the killers are brought to justice.
“The man who was killed had gone to Yefren to visit his friends but then there was a argument in which he was killed,” a media source from Zintan Local Council told the Libya Herald.
The victim’s family had set up a road block near Yefren and started seizing anyone from the town, the source said. He also claimed that the killers’ families had refused to hand over the perpetrators to the police and instead had helped them leave Yefren undetected. Some had escaped to Tunisia, he said, while others were in hiding elsewhere in Libya.
The victim’s family was also bitter with the government, the source added, because it had done nothing to help.
However, there had been attempts by the Zintan Local and Elders’ (Shura) Councils to persuade the victim’s family to release the abductees and the resolve the issue, but so far without success. Negotiations were now taking place between the two towns’ local and Shura councils. [/restrict]