Missing Dutch woman found in custody in Libya
Dutch woman Yvonne Snijter was arrested in Libya, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Twitter. Snijter disappeared in the Libyan capital of Tripoli 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 Jeroen Oerlemans, who was killed in a terrorist shootout in Libya last year.
Nederlandse Yvonne Snitjer opgepakt in Libië. Ambassade heeft onmiddellijk autoriteiten om opheldering en toestemming voor bezoek gevraagd.— 24/7 BZ (@247BZ) June 1, 2017
Awareness— Yvonne ايفون Snitjer (@YvonneSnitjer) May 26, 2017
The moment you realize you have to eat and drink, because after a few hours you have to wait till next evening