Undated file photo of Australian aid worker Alexandra Bean, 30, who was stopped for questioning by Libyan authorities at Tripoli airport.
Undated file photo of Australian aid worker Alexandra Bean, 30, who was stopped for questioning by Libyan authorities at Tripoli airport. AAP Image / Supplied

Aus aid worker returns from Libya

AUSTRALIAN aid worker Alexandra Bean flew home from Libya on Sunday night after nearly a week stranded in Libya.

Libyan authorities took the aid worker's passport last week after false claims she was raped by a government official were circulated.

A statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Ms Bean's passport was returned on Sunday.

A departmental spokeswoman also acknowledged the support of Libyan and United Kingdom authorities.

Various media reported Ms Bean's brother James said she boarded a flight home to Bali on Sunday night.


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