Kidnapped Libya Olympic committee chief released

  • The president of the Libyan Olympic Committee has been freed, a week after he was kidnapped by gunmen in the capital Tripoli.

    Ahmed Nabil al-Taher al-Alam was travelling by car with a colleague last Sunday when two vehicles carrying men in uniform blocked the road and took him away.

    He returned home unharmed early on Sunday morning, according to his brother Salah.

    Alam became head of the Olympic committee after its president, Mohammed Gaddafi, a son of the late Libyan leader, fled to Algeria last year.

    His brother said it was not yet clear who the gunmen were, why they abducted Alam and why he was released.