France raises concern over a journalist arrested in Libya

2017-04-05 06:05
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Paris - The French Foreign ministry said on Tuesday it is monitoring with concern the situation of a journalist arrested in the Libyan city of Benghazi for having covered a concert which brought together women and men.

The ministry's spokesperson, Romain Nadal, said Abdallah Douma, a journalist working with news agency AFP, "was released but is still being questioned by police services in Benghazi".

"We are mobilised to obtain his definitive release," he added in a written statement, without providing more details.

Nadal reaffirmed France's commitment to freedom of the press and protection of journalists everywhere in the world.

Read more on:    france  |  libya  |  north africa

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