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VOA Exclusive: Libya Detains Italian Doctor After Release by Kidnappers

Libyan authorities in the capital, Tripoli, are holding an Italian medical doctor released by suspected Islamic extremists, as they investigate whether Rome paid ransom money for his freedom, VOA has learned. The Italian foreign ministry announced Tuesday that 65-year-old Ignazio Scaravilli from Catania, Sicily, had been released by his kidnappers after five months of captivity and was in good health. The ministry said he had been released a week ago but provided no details on why he...

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