Lebanon Issues Arrest Warrant against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

epa03874014 (FILE) A file photo dated 10 March 2011 shows Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi smiling during a speech in Tripoli, Libya. The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, on charges of undermining state security, resumed on 19 September 2013 in the western city of Zintan. The younger Gaddafi showed up for the short session, before the court adjourned the hearings until 12 December to allow other defendants to appear, said defence lawyers. The trial, which began in January, relates to an alleged attempt by the younger Gaddafi to escape with assistance of a team from the International Criminal Court (ICC). EPA/STR

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Authorities in Lebanon this week issued arrest warrants in absentia for ten Libyan in the case of the disappearance of Shia cleric Moussa Al-Sadr and his two companions Mohammed Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badr.

Among the arrest warrants issued by the Lebanese authorities there is one for Saif Islam Gaddafi, former Libyan dictator’s son, former spy chief Abdullah Sanussi, for their role in the disappearance of Al-Sadr.

The warrants are being forwarded to Interpol.

The Lebanese judiciary holds the regime of late Libyan leader Moammar al-Gaddafi responsible for the disappearance Sadr, who went missing with his two companions in Libya on August 31, 1978. Sadr was a highly revered Shi’ite cleric who founded the Lebanese AMAL Movement in 1974.


Via Asharq al-Awsat / The Libyan Observer

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