EOHR calls for rescuing 13 Egyptian fishermen in Libya

May 10th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses worry for kidnapping 13 Egyptian fishermen in Libya. The detained people disappeared in April 2012.
On May 9, 2012, EOHR received a complaint in which the complainer said on April 24, 2012, two Egyptian fishing boats with 23 fishermen were attached with an armed Libyan boat. The Egyptian fishermen were kept in Darana Port for two days then the kidnapers called for 50.000 dinars in order to release the detainees. 9 of the detainees could escape later and get back to Egypt. The families of the kidnapped people complained to the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to set them free, but in vain.
In this regard, EOHR calls the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to handle this urgent problem and set the fishermen free, throw talking to the Libyan authorities. Kidnapping people is against all the international standards of human rights.
Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs should give special care to enhancement of the Egyptian citizens living conditions in the Arab Countries.  Saving Egyptian people’s souls is one of the high priorities of the Egyptian authorities.
List of the kidnapped fishermen:

No. Ali Ali Boat No. Al Satr Min End Al Karim Boat
1 Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed 1 Mohamed Al Sayed Mohamed
2 Mahmoud Mohamed Kasim 2 Mohamed Farag Mohamed
3 Ibrahim Ibrahim Mohamed 3 Ali Adel Ibrahim
4 Ismail Hassan Ismail 4 Hassan Mohamed Hassan
5 Said Hassan Mohamed 5 Mohamed Khamis Gaber
6 Hossam Hassan Hassan 6 Mahmoud Al Sayed Kasim
7 Mahmoud Mohamed Mohamed

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