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Members of Libyan security forces loyal to Libyan National Army head Khalifa Haftar operate turrets mounted on pickup trucks in eastern Libya in October 2018. A photojournalist was detained on December 20, 2018, in the eastern city of Ajdabiya. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)

Local journalist detained in eastern Libya since December 20

New York, January 16, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Libyan National Army to release journalist Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, who was detained December 20 in the eastern Libyan city of Ajdabiya, according to news reports, local press organizations, and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.

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Three journalists briefly abducted in Libya

Three television journalists were briefly abducted in Libya in April 2013, according to news reports.

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