Libyan Attorney General Denies Issuing Arrest Warrant Against Kidnapped GNA Official

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The Libyan Attorney’s Office, headed by Al-Siddiq Al-Sour, denied issuing an arrest warrant against Mohammed Baio, the Head of the Libyan Media Office of the Government of National Accord (GNA).

Notably, Baio has been kidnapped in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, by a GNA-affiliated armed group, known as the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB).

A number of accounts on social media platforms circulated a picture of Baio being kept inside the Brigade’s headquarters after he was kidnapped from his house in the Al-Sabaa area of Tripoli. Meanwhile, other sources revealed that the TRB commander, Ayoub Abu Ras, was behind the kidnapping of Baio and his two sons.

Baio had also announced prior to his kidnapping that he had received threats made by Ayoub Abu Ras for having referred Suleiman Dougha to an investigation on charges of misappropriating and embezzling 35 million dinars, in addition to combating corruption in media bodies.