Egypt secures release of Copts in Libya

Egypt secures release of Copts in Libya

Source: Daily News Egypt

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday that the Egyptian Consulate in Benghazi, Libya secured the release of 20 Egyptian Copts from Libyan authorities. The ministry also said that 23 Egyptian citizens are still in Libya.

It was reported on Sunday that around 100 Egyptian Copts had been detained and allegedly tortured by Libya’s Preventative Security forces, charged with illegal immigration.

Deputy spokesperson for the ministry Nazih El Naggary said on Sunday that Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr contacted his Libyan counterpart, Mohamed Abdelaziz. The pair discussed “the need to find a solution to the ...

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