Thursday, March 28, 2013

Libya: Five British Activists Abducted, One Raped in NGO Convoy in Benghazi

According to Reuters, one of five British activists of Pakistani origin was raped this week in Benghazi, while traveling by humanitarian convoy organized by the Turkish NGO, IHH.

COMMENT: Several details of the abduction have not been confirmed, thus details continue to remain sketchy, pending forensic analysis.

The diplomatic source also said there had been arrests in the case, without specifying how many. Another source said the family was now being looked after at the Turkish consulate in Benghazi.

Our readers are reminded that a number of Western foreign affairs agencies have recommended AGAINST foreigners traveling beyond Tripoli.