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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denies Rumours About Death of Abducted Journalist Sofiene Chourabi in Libya

Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mokhtar Chaouachi, on Sunday, denied the rumour relayed by some Websites on the death of journalist abducted in Libya Sofiene Chourabi.

In a statement to TAP, Mokhtar Chaouachi said the Tunisian government is making considerable efforts to secure the release of Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Gtari who are still abducted in Libya.

The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) had denied, on Saturday in a statement signed by its President Neji Bghouri, the death of Chourabi in a Libyan prison.

The SNJT said it will file a complaint against authors of this false information.

The journalists’ union also called on the Tunisian government to exert pressure on the Libyan authorities to secure the release of Chourabi and Gtari.

Tunisian journalist Sofiene Chourabi and photographer Nadhir Ktari were abducted last September 3 in Briga (East of Libya) as they were carrying out a report in the area.

Source : Tunis Afrique Presse