Envoy denies arrest of Qataris
23 Feb 2014 - 4:47
People hold Libyan flags amid smoke and fire after protesters set tyres on fire in a street during a demonstration against the General National Congress in Benghazi
Doha: Qatar has denied a media report of the arrest of six Qataris at Benghazi airport in Libya with false papers and cash. Sheikh Mohamed bin Nasir Al Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to Libya, said the report was totally baseless.
Reuters had earlier reported that Libyan police had arrested six Qataris at Benghazi airport yesterday as they tried to board a plane to Turkey using forged Libyan passports and carrying almost $146,000.
Libyans do not need a visa for Turkey, which is linked to Benghazi by daily flights. Security is often lax at the small airport. The six men were held as they were about to board a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, from where they had an onward booking to Doha, according to