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Kidnap fear for Libyan

LONDON - The human rights organisation Amnesty International has voiced its concern at the disappearance of a prominent Libyan dissident, writes Charles Richards. Mansur Kikhiya, a former foreign minister, has not been seen since leaving a Cairo hotel on Saturday morning.

Amnesty fears he may have been abducted by Libyan government agents and possibly taken back to Libya. On Sunday, the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi urged that 'stray dogs' - the term used for the opposition - be hunted down.