By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 9 September 2014:
Tripoli Lawyer Sami Sami Gharsallah was released today, along with his three . . .[restrict]brothers, after the siblings were abducted from their home in the capital’s Maya district.
While little is known about the kidnapping or the circumstances of their release, unknown assailants are believed to have stormed the Gharsallah’s family home last week, holding the four brothers in a undisclosed location. They were released at Bab Ben Gashir, Buwabat Al-Wasat reported.
Yesterday the Libyan Judicial Organisation (LJO) released a statement condemning the abduction of its member and his family. The LJO said the criminal act was the result of the weakness of the state with had failed to carry out its responsibilities as stipulated by law.
It asked human rights organisations, tribal elders and civil society to help the judiciary so that “even if the justice system is disturbed, it does not die”.
Libya Dawn insists it played no part in the abduction. The Misratan-led coalition of revolutionary brigades said today that it had not been involved in the kidnapping of any members of the judiciary, although it did not refer to Gharsallah by name.
The Dawn Operation has been implicated in a series of abuses since it began its assault on Tripoli Airport in mid-July by a number of organisations including in the international NGO Human Rights Watch.
Meanwhile, theee is no new information on the whereabouts of Tripoli lawyer Saleh Abdeljawad, who was kidnapped in the capital on Thursday. The Organisation for Libyan Lawyers has released a statement demanding his immediate release.
During the blockade of eastern oil terminals, Abdeljawad was closely involved in the negotiations between the Thinni government and blockaders.