Missing Dutch woman found in custody in Libya

Yvonne Snijter
Yvonne Snijter. Photo: LinkedIn / Yvonne Snijter

Dutch woman Yvonne Snijter was arrested in Libya, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Twitter.on Friday. Why she is in custody is unclear.

"The embassy immediately asked the authorities for an explanation and permission to visit", the Ministry writes.

According to Snijter's last tweet, on May 26th, she was heading out to get something to eat a few hours before Ramadan started. After that her usually active Twitter account fell silent. 

Snijter is the founder of foundation Al Eureka, an independent education center in Tripoli, according to AD. She also regularly writes opinion pieces for website Joop.nl. The dangerous situation in Libya is a regular topic in her writing. She was friends with photographer 

Tags: