Lebanon issues arrest warrant for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 24 Jul 2019, 06:16 PM
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Lebanese judge issued an arrest warrants in absentia against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and nine other Libyan defendants in the case of the disappearance of Imam Moussa Al-Sadr and his two companions, Sheikh Mohammed Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine, on Tuesday.

According to Judge Zaher Hamadeh the warrants are being forwarded to Interpol.

The Lebanese judiciary added that it holds the regime of Muammar Gaddafi responsible for the disappearance Sadr, who went missing with his two companions in Libya on August 31, 1978. 

Hamadeh’s arrest warrant includes Muammar Gaddafi’s former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Ahmad Ramadan, a top aide and the former head of the regime’s intelligence office. 

Lebanon’s National News Agency reported on Tuesday that the Foreign Ministry for Libya's Government of National Accord repeatedly rejected to notify the defendants in due process, therefore, Lebanon notified the Libyan authorities by mail, as stipulated in the Code of Criminal Procedures. 

Sadr was a Shi’ite cleric who founded the Lebanese AMAL Movement in 1974.

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