FORMER Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeiban who was detained for nine days and released faces no judicial charges, the authority has said.
Zeiban was released yesterday after being abducted during his visit to Tripoli, and held for more than a week by an armed group.
It is not clear why Zeidan travelled to Libya or why he was abducted. He was being held by a group aligned with the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, though he faced no judicial charges, a source said.
However, the United Nation’s backed government has not commented on the reasons for abduction or release.
Zeidan was prime minister from 2012-2014, a period when Libya slid deeper into the political turmoil and armed conflict that has plagued the country since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown six years ago.
He has since been living in Germany with his family.
Tripoli is controlled by a number of the armed groups that have held power in the capital since 2011. Some have been given semi-official status by successive governments, but the groups remain unaccountable and involved in criminal activity.
A lawyer for Zeidan, Moussa Al-Doghali, told France 24 Arabic TV channel that his client was released without explanation and that he did not know the circumstances of his arrest and detention.
Zeidan was in good health and was staying in a Tripoli hotel following his release, Doghali said.