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Libya: Swiss national arbitrarily detained in Libya

, Index number: MDE 19/003/2010

Max Goeldi, a Swiss man, is serving a four-month prison sentence in Libya after being convicted of immigration-related offences. Amnesty International believes that the charges were politically motivated and that he is a victim of a diplomatic dispute between Libya and Switzerland, and is appealing to Libyan leader Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi to order his immediate and unconditional release.

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