How a Sudanese man helped free his kidnapped brothers in Libya
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Libyan police freed eight Sudanese migrants in a raid on January 23. The men had been kidnapped by an armed group 10 days prior and subjected to horrible torture in captivity. Several prisoners were relatives of Abou Bakr Ibrahim, a Sudanese man who lives in France. Two were his brothers, and one was his cousin. Ibrahim told France 24 about his conversations with his relatives’ kidnappers and explained how an outcry on social media resulted in their release.
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