Kidnapped Libya Olympic chief freed

Jul 23, 2012, 08:13 IST | AFP

Libya's Olympic committee chief Nabil al-Alam was released yesterday, a week after gunmen abducted him in broad daylight in Tripoli, his office and family said

“He is out and everything is okay,” said Arafat Juwan, manager of his office.

His brother confirmed that he had been freed. “I have no idea who obtained his release but he was brought home this morning by the supreme security committee,” said Saleh al-Alam.

“He is fine and in good health,” he added, stressing there had been no ransom paid on the family’s part.

The Libyan Olympic committee president was kidnapped on Monday by gunmen just before the departure of the country’s representatives to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are set to begin on Friday.

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