EOHR demands a propmt intervention for the release of detained drivers in Libya

October 20th, 2013 by Editor

EOHR expresses its deep concern over 77 Egyptian truck driveres who were detained by an armed group in Libya, demanding the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Libyan authorities to intervene quickly to release them.

The trucks were on Tobruk  road on their way to Egypt after the delivery of goods to Libya. The Libyan armed group have intercepted and prevented them from moving in an area about 10 kilometers from the gates of Ajdabiya and have detained them.


In this regard, EOHR stresses that amongst the priorities of the Egyptian government the protection of the  Egyptian citizens inside and outside Egypt, and to provide them with necessary security and care . Furthermore EOHR stresses that the government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Egyptian embassy in Libya to bear thier responsibilities and to take prompt actions for the release of the drivers, as well as providing adequate medical care and protection for them for their safe return to thier country.

For his side, Hafez Abu Seada, President of EOHR, demands a prompt release of the Egyptian drivers, and to arrest their captors and to trial them fairly.

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