No Arrest Warrant for Zeidan, Move Pure Kidnapping - Libya Justice Min
Amid conflicting reports whether Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been arrested or kidnapped, the justice ministry of the country issued an official statement.
The justice ministry said there is no arrest warrant for Zeidan, and called the move a kidnapping.
Armed men kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan at dawn Thursday and took him to an undisclosed location, his office said, as cited by CNN.
The gunmen escorted the prime minister from the Corinthian Hotel in Tripoli into a convoy of waiting cars, said a hotel clerk who was not authorized to speak to the media.
The witness reported no gunfire during the incident, and said the gunmen were respectful and "caused no trouble."
Zeidan's office initially called the abduction a "rumor" on its official Facebook page, but later posted an update that it was "coerced by kidnappers to deny the report."
The Operations Room of Libya's Revolutionaries, the militia that took Zeidan, said it is detaining him because he has been charged with financial and administrative corruption.