Amazigh activist abducted in Benghazi and accused of espionage because of his language - News Summed Up

Amazigh activist abducted in Benghazi and accused of espionage because of his language


Amazigh human rights activist, Rabea Jayash, was abducted on December 27 in Benghazi by an armed group affiliated with Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army. Jayash, from the western town of Yefren, was invited by a friend to visit Benghazi to attend a celebration of the Independence Day at the Kids’ Theatre. Local sources from Yefren said Jayash was abducted by gunmen outside the theatre after speaking over the telephone using his Amazigh language. Jayash was abducted together with his Benghazi host, Jamal Fellah , who was later released after interrogation over his links to Jayash. The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has strongly condemned what it called the arbitrary detention of cultural and human rights activist Rabea Jayash.


Source: Libya Observer January 03, 2018 10:41 UTC


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