Official source to Alwasat: Two Russian detainees in Tripoli accused of working to overthrow political system in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 05 Jul 2019, 10:47 PM
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The two Russians arrested in Tripoli on charges of attempting to influence the forthcoming elections in Libya were working for an organization aiming "overthrowing the political system of the state," an official source with the government said on Friday.

The official, who spoke to Alwasar on condition of anonymity, said the Russians are Maxim Shugaley and Samer Hassan Saifan, adding that a third defendant had escaped.

The US news agency Bloomberg, published earlier, the news of the arrest of the Russians, on charges of trying to influence the upcoming elections in Libya.

The source pointed out that the defendants "had secured a meeting with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi without the knowledge of the authorities and planned acts of internal conflict to benefit them."

The source revealed the seizure of 50 thousand paper documents and computer files documenting their activity.

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