TRIPOLI, Sept 5 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday she had raised human rights cases during her historic meetings with Libyan leaders.

“I have raised the cases here,” Rice said during a press conference with Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel-Rahman Shalgam, adding that she had done so in a “respectful” manner.

She did not name which individuals she had discussed, but she was responding to a question about whether she had raised cases including Fathi al-Jahmi, an ailing political dissident held against his will in a Tripoli medical center.