Perambra (Kozhikode): Reji Joseph, who had been abducted by unidentified persons in civil war-torn Libya, has been released. Reji (43), son of Nellivelil Joseph of of Chembra, and three of his colleagues were abducted on March 31.
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj broke the news of his release, as a result of attempts made by the Indian Embassy in Libya, on Twitter. She added that it was possible with the efforts of Azar A H Khan, Ambassador in Libya.
Reji was abducted while he was going to work from home in Tripoli, the capital of Lybia. His boss informed the matter to his wife Shinuja who was also in Libya.
Reji had been working in the Civilian Registration Authority Project in Libya for two years. His wife is a nurse by profession. His children are Joyana, Josiya, and Janiya.
Reji first went to Libya in 2007, but returned home in 2010 following civil war. He went back in 2014. The website of the project for which Reji had been working had been hacked in March.