If it is Facebook, makes sense. Google, sure. Myspace, ok. But Microsoft? Maybe the Office was the reason Gaddafi wrote that terrible error-everywhere letter. Got to have a reason. Oh no, the detention happened before the letter went public though.
Microsoft’s country manager in Libya, Khalid Elhasumi, has been held in custody by Libyan authorities in Tripoli since the evening of Saturday, March 19th.
Over the last two weeks Microsoft has been working with Khalid’s family and international organizations to help get Khalid released. We continue our efforts to ensure his safety and soonest possible release. We currently have no information about the reasons for his detention.
Khalid Elhasumi joined Microsoft in 2010. He manages Microsoft’s operations in Libya which opened in 2006.
“We are hopeful that the authorities will release Khalid soon”, says Ali Faramawy, Vice President Microsoft Middle East and Africa. “We are in close touch with his family and are actively working to provide support and ensure his safety.”