Amnesty International condemns activist kidnapping in Benghazi

Jul 18, 2023 | International actors

On 18 July, Amnesty International highlighted that activist and professor of geography at the University of Benghazi Belkacem Eljard was kidnapped by armed men affiliated with the Internal Security Agency (ISA) from his home in Benghazi on 27 June. It called on the Libyan National Army (LNA) to reveal his fate and ensure his safety. Amnesty noted that Eljard was arrested for his criticisms on social media, stressing it has ‘previously documented how the ISA has subjected critics of the LNA to ‘arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, and torture.’