The Libyan Public Prosecutor, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour, confirmed today, Wednesday, the start of an investigation into the citizen’s extradition incident Masoud Abu Ageila to the United States in the Lockerbie case.
“We are working to uncover the circumstances of the case,” the Attorney General said, noting that the extradition process took place without the knowledge of the judicial authority in Libya.
Moral and legal responsibility
Yesterday, Tuesday, the Supreme Council of State held the government of national unity headed by Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba legal and moral responsibility after handing over Abu Ajila to Washington.
Parliament also demanded, earlier this week, in a letter addressed to the Attorney General, to initiate a criminal case against all those involved in the “kidnapping” of Abu Ageila, who is suspected of manufacturing a bomb that was used to blow up a US airliner over the town of Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988, killing 270 people.
“we want clarifications”
Yesterday, Tuesday, the head of the government appointed by parliament, Fathi Bashagha, called on the American authorities to clarify how his compatriot, Abu Ageila Masoud al-Muraimi, arrived in Washington in the context of the Lockerbie case.
Bashagha considered that Al-Marimi was “kidnapped outside the legal, judicial and Sharia framework,” stressing that this “is unacceptable and unrecognized.”
Fears of a revival of the Lockerbie file
It is noteworthy that the trial of Abu Ageila in the United States of America raises fears inside Libya of the revival of the “Lockerbie” file, the file that cost the state huge financial losses during the reign of Muammar Gaddafi to compensate the families of the victims ($ 2.7 billion), and concern about the possibility of demanding new financial compensation. This may put additional pressure on the Libyan state, which is experiencing an acute political crisis and a state of instability.