Libya's Tripoli government says UAE soldier arrested for spying

By REUTERS
November 11, 2015 19:15
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TRIPOLI - Libya's self-declared government in Tripoli has arrested a United Arab Emirates soldier and placed him under investigation for spying after finding evidence among his documents and on his computer, authorities said on Wednesday.

The soldier, identified as Yousef Saqer Ahmad Mubarak, was arrested in Tripoli after intelligence was uncovered about his activities, the head of the attorney general's investigation department, Sadiq Al-Sour, told Reuters.

"He is still under investigation by the public prosecution after all information from his laptop and documents has shown that Mubarak was spying for a foreign country," he said.

Libya is caught in a conflict between two rival governments and their armed factions, an internationally recognized one in the east and an unofficial one in Tripoli. Each accuses neighboring countries of backing the other.

Tripoli's government has accused the United Arab Emirates and Egypt of supporting its rivals. The United States said last year the UAE and Egypt staged air strikes against Libyan Islamists, but the UAE dismissed those allegations.

The arrest comes after Tripoli officials complained of UN bias in peace negotiations with their rivals, following reports the UN envoy for Libya would be leaving for a job with a United Arab Emirates diplomatic academy.

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