Filipino Govt. Calls for Evacuation of Its Citizens in Libya After Christian Filipino Nurse Gang-Raped in Tripoli
Muslims gang-raped a Filipino nurse this week in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
The Christian woman was assaulted by up to six men.
Last year a Filipino construction worker was beheaded by terrorists in Libya.
Due to the increase in violence, the Filipino government called for a complete evacuation of its 13,000 citizens in the country.
The IBTimes reported:
A Filipino nurse has been kidnapped and gang-raped in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
The woman was seized outside her residence on Wednesday and taken to an unknown location, where she was sexually abused by up to six men, the Philippines’ Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose told reporters.
She was released about two hours later and taken to hospital for treatment.
The incident took place only a few days after a Filipino construction worker was beheaded, amid allegations he was killed for not being a Muslim.
Following the latest incident, the Filipino government called for the evacuation of its 13,000 citizens in Libya, which has been rocked by violence in the last few months.
“We reiterate our call to our remaining nationals in Libya to immediately get in touch with the Philippine embassy in Tripoli and register for repatriation,” said a foreign department advisory note issued on Thursday.
Libyan rebels have been fighting against government forces over the control of oil production. The rebels seized several ports last year and threatened to start selling oil independently unless they obtain a greater share of oil revenues and autonomy from Tripoli.