Belarusian doctors released in Libya return to homeland

Belarusian doctors released in Libya return to homeland

Photo: Sputnik agency

Belarusian doctors Sergei Zdot and Inna Babush, who were detained in Libya under house arrest since late October, returned to Belarus. On Thursday the plane landed at the Minsk National Airport, Sputnik correspondent reports.

The day before, they flew from Tripoli to Moscow, where they met with the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, who, together with the Russian and Belarusian Foreign Ministries, assisted in their release.

"I would like to express my gratitude to the leaders of Russia, Belarus and the Chechen Republic.

I would like to see representatives of the Libyan embassy in the airport, which, unlike the Foreign Ministries of Belarus, Russia and Libya, did not take an active part in solving the problem," Zdota said.

Belarusian traumatologist Sergei Zdota and his wife, Inna Babush, who worked under contract in Libya since 2010, two months ago found themselves in a desperate situation, without the possibility to leave Libya.

The doctors planned to return to Belarus, where relatives live, in October, but they decided to wait for wages. In the meantime, they found a job in a private medical center, after which their passports were taken away. For a long time it remained unclear whether the doctors would be able to return home, they were kept under house arrest. Zdota said that during his work in Libya he operated almost 8,000 people.

His wife admitted that almost the whole of Libya knew the family of doctors.