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Official Spokesperson's response to a question regarding detention of four Indian nationals in Libya

July 31, 2015

In response to a question regarding detention of four Indian nationals in Libya, the Official Spokesperson stated: 

"Two days ago, on July 29th at around 11 pm, our Mission in Tripoli came to know that four Indian nationals who were returning to India via Tripoli and Tunis, were detained at a checkpoint approximately 50 kms from Sirte. Of the four Indian nationals, two are from Hyderabad, one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru. Three of them were faculty members at the Sirte University and one was working at the Sirte University branch in Jufra.

The Ministry of External Affairs, through its Head of Mission in Tripoli, is ascertaining the details regarding the incident. According to information available through our sources, all the four Indian nationals have been brought back to the city of Sirte. We are in regular touch with the families concerned and all efforts are being made to ensure the well-being and early release of the four Indian nationals."
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