Libyan Justice Minister Salah al-Mirghani speaks during a press conference following the kidnapping of five Egyptian diplomats on January 25, 2014 in Tripoli Libya. AFP PHOTO MAHMUD TURKIA
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The demands were made through a phone call with Dubai-based broadcaster Al-Arabiya, hours after Egypt announced it was withdrawing embassy personnel from Tripoli, where the two diplomats, three staffers and another Egyptian national were abducted from their homes overnight.Egypt had earlier reported that its administrative attache had been kidnapped in the Libyan capital late Friday. The abductions came hours after Libya's state news agency reported that Egyptian authorities had arrested Shaaban Hadiya, the commander of the Revolutionaries Operation Room militia. The Libyan government blamed the group for the abduction of Prime Minister Ali Zidan last year.
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