Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kidnapped Libya Olympic chief released

(CNN) -- The kidnapped president of the Libyan Olympic Committee was freed Sunday, a week after he was seized, the country's state news agency reported.

It is not clear who kidnapped Ahmad Nabil al-Alam or why.

Security officials are debriefing him to learn more about the identity and motive of his kidnappers, said Hashem Bashar, the head of the interim Supreme Security Committee Branch in the capital Tripoli.

Al-Alam was kidnapped in central Tripoli on July 15, the Libyan Olympic Committee said at the time. Read More