Libyan PM accuses Islamist MPs of involvement in his kidnap

The two legislators deny accusations, saying Zaidan was just trying to gloss over the failure of his government in managing Libya's affairs.

Libyan PM accuses Islamist MPs of involvement in his kidnap

World Bulletin/News Desk

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zaidan on Sunday accused two Islamist lawmakers of involvement in his October 10 abduction from a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli to force him to resign, an accusation immediately denied by both legislators.

Zaidan told a press conference that National Congress members Mustafa al-Tereki and Mohamed al-Keelani were behind his kidnap to pressurize him into quitting his post.

He said he was stunned when his abductors used the same language used by the two independent lawmakers the previous night.

Zaidan also accused the two lawmakers of stealing important government documents from his Corinthia hotel room.

The two legislators, however, denied the accusations, saying Zaidan was just trying to gloss over the failure of his government in managing Libya's affairs.

They promised to file a legal complaint with the Prosecutor-General against Zaidan.

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