TRIPOLI (AFP) ― A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer who were abducted in Libya returned to Tunisia on a military plane early Monday after being freed by their unknown captors.
Embassy employee Mohamed ben Sheikh kidnapped in Tripoli on March 21 and diplomat Al-Aroussi Kontassi, who was seized April 17, reunited with their families at a military barracks in a suburb of Tunis early Monday.
Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa and the head of the constituent assembly Mustapha ben Jaafar were also present at their arrival home.
“We were well treated (by the kidnappers). We did not know them,” Ben Sheikh told journalists, adding that he was held in the same house as Kontassi but they did not speak to each other.