The abduction of 86 Eritrean Christian migrants by the Islamic State (Isis) militants from Tripoli on 3 June has sparked beheading fears, a Swedish-Eritrean activist has revealed.
Meron Estefanos, human rights activist and co-founder of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees in Stockholm, said that the abduction took place two days ago in Tripoli.
On Friday, Meron Estefanos tweeted: "Breaking: 86 Eritrean refugees most from one town in #Eritrea got kidnapped by #ISIS in #Libya two days ago."
The news of the abduction of the Eritrean Christian refugees comes just a day after reports emerged that the Islamic State militants in Libya killed two Eritrean migrants after stopping a truck carrying 75 Africans. The migrants were separated based on their religion.
The Isis fighters then shot the two Eritrean migrants after holding them at an intersection, 5 km from their stronghold of Nawfliyah, East Afro reported.
The abduction of the 86 Christian refugees has once again sparked fears that the Sunni militant group may soon carry out more gruesome killings. In April, the Islamic State in Libya had released a beheading video, in which it had executed at least 30 Ethiopian and Eritrean Christian migrants.
The Isis video, titled "Until There Came to Them Clear Evidence", showed two groups of men, one in orange jumpsuits and the other in black, being killed at different locations in Libya, CNN had reported.
In the video, one group was beheaded on a beach along the Mediterranean Sea, while the other group was shot in southern Libya, hundreds of miles away.