Location of Detained Madagascar Ex-president Unknown- Family

The whereabouts of former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana are unknown after he was seized by police shortly after his surprise return from exile, his family said Tuesday.

“We are desperately worried about his safety,” his son Tojo said in a statement, adding that the family had been denied access to give him medication and clothing.

Ravalomanana, who was ousted in a coup in 2009, was picked up by armed police at his home in the capital Antananarivo after addressing supporters on his return from South Africa Monday.

The family have accused the authorities of kidnapping him and are appealing to the Southern African Development Community or the South African ambassador to intervene. The South African government has not commented on his departure.

Madagascar’s new President Henry Rajaonarimampianina said Ravalomanana was taken “for his safety” and had not been arrested. “He has been taken to safety against all kinds of threats,” said Rajaonarimampianina, who won December 2013 elections.

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