The head of the Libyan General Taekwondo Federation, Ali Saber, was abducted in Tripoli on Thursday, the Libyan Crimes Watch (LCW) reported.

LCW said that four gunmen abducted Saber near his house and took him to an unknown location.

Saber was abducted after he had submitted his candidacy for the election of the head of the Libyan Olympic Committee, which is scheduled to be held two months later, according to LCW.

LCW called on the Ministry of Interior and the Attorney General to open an urgent investigation to reveal his fate and work for his release immediately.