How did the accused of the Lockerbie bombing reach America? Bashagha asks for clarification

Libyan Al-Massar TV quoted the head of the government appointed by parliament, Fathi Bashagha, as saying today, Tuesday, that he is asking the American authorities to clarify how his compatriot Abu Ajila Masoud al-Muraimi arrived in Washington in the context of the Lockerbie case.

“Kidnapping outside the framework of the law”

Bashagha considered that Al-Marimi was “kidnapped outside the legal, judicial and Sharia framework,” stressing that this “is unacceptable and unrecognized.”

“move a suit”

Earlier today, the Supreme Council of State in Libya held the government of national unity headed by Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba legal and moral responsibility after handing over al-Marimi to Washington.

Yesterday, Parliament demanded, in a letter addressed to the Attorney General, that a criminal case be instituted against all those involved in the “kidnapping” of Al-Maryami, who is suspected of manufacturing a bomb that was used to blow up a US airliner over the town of Lockerbie in 1988, killing 270 people.

“build the bomb”

It is noteworthy that Abu Ajila, an official of the intelligence apparatus during the era of the former regime, was convicted of charges related to the fatal accident that killed 270 people, including 190 Americans, during a flight between London and New York, and he was charged at the end of 2020 in the United States for his “involvement in Planning and manufacturing the bomb” that brought down the plane over the “Lockerbie” area and committing crimes related to terrorism, and requested the Libyan authorities to extradite him in preparation for his trial.

Fears of revival of the file

His trial in the United States of America raises concerns inside Libya about 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 concerns about the possibility of demanding new financial compensation, which may constitute additional pressure. On the Libyan state, which is experiencing an acute political crisis and a state of instability.

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