Details became known of detention of Russians in Libya

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The reason for the detention of two Russian sociologists in Libya could be the results of their sociological surveys that did not suit the local authorities. On Monday, July 22, said the newspaper “Vzglyad” the Director of the Fund for the protection of national values, Public chamber member Alexander Malkevich.

According to him, Russian experts have established that at the moment the greatest support of the population of Libya is the field Marshal Khalifa Haftar — his rating is 32 percent. On the second place on popularity the son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi — Saif al-Islam, which supports about 23 percent of the Libyans. While supporters of the head of the national consensus Government, which controls the capital, Tripoli, Faiza Saraga are only three percent of citizens. In addition, the Russians polls showed that more than 45 percent of the population is still “warm memories of Muammar Gaddafi.”

“The results of these polls, apparently, and became one of the last drops, which led to the capture of Russian citizens, our fellow sociologists, who legally entered the country legally and worked,” said Malkevich.

According to him, unknown persons with the weapon and in masks broke into the house, which was rented by the Russians, seized them and took away in an unknown direction. “During the takeover, according to our data, among the attackers sounded including, and the English language,” said Malkevich.

He added that currently, Russian citizens are in prison where they are tortured to extract from them an acknowledgment of the sedition in Libya. At the same time they still were not provided a lawyer and the expert, which found the Russian party, was also arrested.

About the detention of employees of Fund of protection of national values in Libya was previously known in July. It was noted that they are suspected of meddling in the next presidential election in the country.

In Libya in 2011, civil war began, was overthrown and killed who ruled the country since 1969, by Muammar Gaddafi. As a result the country was in a situation of dual power: on the East in the city of Tobruk, seat of the Parliament, and in the West in Tripoli — the national consensus government. 4 April 2019 Haftar ordered the Libyan national army (LNA) to launch an offensive on Tripoli.

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