Wednesday 21 February 2018

Three British women kidnapped and raped in Libya

Katie Hodge

A NUMBER of British women travelling with an aid convoy are believed to have been raped in Libya.

Pro-government militiamen are suspected of attacking three of the activists in the eastern city of Benghazi, the country's deputy prime minister Awsad al-Barassi said.

The women were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday and later released.

Mr al-Barassi told a Libyan television channel he had met the women and they were in "very bad shape".

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident in Libya involving a number of British nationals who were part of an aid convoy.

"We are providing consular assistance."

Press Association

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