The people of the town of Shahhat in east Libya have denounced the continued kidnapping and disappearance of Maqboula Al-Hassi, a 70-year-old woman, who has been abducted since October 2019.

The citizens indicated during a protest on Friday that the kidnapping of Maqboola Al-Hassi was carried out by a militia affiliated with Saad Farkash, appealing to the official authorities to release her or reveal her fate.

The protesters said that they also refuse to accept the continued absence of the kidnapped Finance Minister of Bayda-based government, Kamel Al-Hassi, which occurred last May, calling for his immediate release.