Bob Carr sends consular to Libya to help Aussie aid worker

Bob Carr sends consular to Libya to help Aussie aid worker

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has defended the action taken by the Department of Foreign Affairs, in the case of an Australian aid worker who is trapped in Libya.

Alexandra Bean has had her passport confiscated and is stuck in Tripoli, after being stopped for questioning by Libyan authorities.

Her family has demanded Australia should be doing more to assist their daughter.

But Senator Carr says this is a very different case to that of Australian journalist Melinda Taylor, who was detained in Libya earlier this year.

He says unlike Ms Taylor, Ms Bean is not being detained by militia and is not in danger.

He’s confirmed a worker from the Australian consulate in Cairo has been sent to Libya to assist Ms Bean.

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