Australian aid worker detained in Libya

Australian aid worker detained in Libya

An Australian aid worker has been detained in Libya, after reportedly witnessing a crime that is being investigated by Libyan authorities.

Alexandra Bean has been working in the country for the International Organisation for Migration since May.

Her brother says she’s been stopped at Tripoli airport and had her passport confiscated, and is now being held at an IOM guesthouse.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr says Ms Bean has been in communication with Australian authorities in Egypt, and he has no reason to suspect she is in any danger.

He says she’s been advised she cannot leave the country until the police investigations are complete.

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