Lockerbie case.. Calls for the release of Gaddafi’s intelligence director for fear of his extradition

The tribes of the Fezzan region gave the prime minister, Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, a 72-hour deadline to release prominent leaders of the former regime, headed by the director of intelligence during the era of the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Abdullah al-Senussi, who is one of the names mentioned in the American-British investigations related to with the Lockerbie bombingIt is believed that he had a hand in this incident.

Al-Senussi, who was the second man in the Gaddafi regime, has been held in a prison in Tripoli since 2012, along with dozens of the former regime’s pillars, after his conviction for his role in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising against Gaddafi’s rule.

And on Wednesday, the tribes of the Fezzan region asked the institutions in Tripoli to release Senussi and his companions within 72 hours, threatening to take escalatory measures if their families were not released, as they said that they would “strike with an iron fist and take whatever it deems appropriate to release them after the deadline that you set has expired.” “.

Illustrated statement

Members of the Senussi tribe appeared, in a video statement, denouncing the kidnapping and extradition of Abu Ajila Masoud al-Muraimi to foreign authorities for trial, and they spoke of the injustice that political prisoners are subjected to in prison, led by Abdullah al-Senussi, stressing their deprivation of the most basic rights guaranteed by law.

This tribal move comes in conjunction with the return of the Lockerbie bombing case to the forefront, and the start of the trial of “Abu Ageila Masoud Al-Marimi,” one of the suspects in this incident, before the American judiciary after he was handed over from Libya, amid fears that Al-Senussi will suffer the same fate and be the next target. His name was mentioned in the investigations related to the incident.

In 2015, the United States and Scotland named Abu Ajila Masoud al-Marimi and Abdullah al-Senussi, on suspicion of the plane bombing incident over the town of “Lockerbie” in 1988, in which 270 people were killed, as it is likely that the two suspects had helped Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only person who Dean in the case, he died in 2012.

Criminal investigation with Senussi

This came after an American-British investigation team conducted criminal investigations with Al-Senussi in his prison in the capital, Tripoli, to obtain information from him in the file of the downing of the plane.

Meanwhile, the state of anger continues in Libya against the government of Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, denouncing the extradition of Abu-Ageila Masoud al-Marimi to the United States for trial in a case that has been settled and closed between the two countries since 2008, amid demands that those involved in his extradition should be prosecuted.

Ambiguity surrounds the details and reasons for handing over Abu Ageila to the United States for trial, in light of the continued silence of the Dabaiba government, the main suspect of being behind the arrest of Abu Ageila and abandoning him to the American judiciary.

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