Protest to demand release of Libyan detainees in Saudi Arabia held in Zawiya

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Protest to demand release of Libyan detainees in Saudi Arabia held in Zawiya

February 04, 2018 - 18:10
Written by: SafaAlharathy

A number of citizens of Zawiya city have held a protest to demand the release of their sons detained in Saudi Arabia.

The families of the detained called on the Presidential Council and its government to shoulder their responsibilities towards the Libyan nationals abroad.

They also demanded the disclosure of the fate of their sons and the reason for their arrest.

The head of the Local Council of Zawiya, Najib Al-Bashti, said earlier that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had made contact with Saudi Arabia to reveal the fate of the detainees, but found no response to their calls.

Saudi authorities arrested Libyan nationals at Jeddah International Airport on their way home after performing Umrah in June 2017.