By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 11 October 2014:
The family members of six men abducted from their farm on the outskirts of . . .[restrict]Tripoli Wednesday have appealed to the UN Secretary General Ban KI-moon, the UN Security Council and human rights and humanitarian organisations, asking for help in securing their freedom. In a letter, members of the prominent Dardur family say they want the world to know what is really happening in Libya.
The letter outlined the events that happened on Wednesday, saying that their abducted family members were being held in a detention facility in Tripoli’s Al-Falah district and were being tortured physically and psychologically.
According to the letter, armed men raided the farm again on Friday reportedly to seize more vehicles. When they did not find the cars they were looking for, they left. Later, they allowed one of the abducted men to contact a relative to arrange for the delivery of another vehicle.
They also released one of the six men, Ayman Mohammed Dardur, with a message to take to Faraj Dardur, a relative and well-known human rights activist.
The message said the kidnappers were coming after Faraj Dardur because he was a supporter of Operation Dignity. It demanded that he turn himself and his car over to the kidnappers. They added that they would send him to a detention centre in Misrata afterwards.
By coincidence, Ban arrived in Tripoli today. It is not known if he has seen the letter or responded to it. [/restrict]