Judgment hearing in Abu Salim prison case has been set for next Wednesday

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Judgment hearing in Abu Salim prison case has been set for next Wednesday

May 14, 2022 - 23:40
Written by: LibyaMohammed

The Tripoli Court of Appeal has set next Wednesday, May 18, as the date to pronounce the verdict against the defendants in the case of Abu Salim prison massacre, according to the legal advisor of the Association for the Martyrs of the Abu Salim Massacre, Mustafa Al-Majdoub.

On December 15, 2019, the Ninth Circuit of the Tripoli Court of Appeal dropped all charges against the defendants in the case of Abu Salim prison massacre after the end of the duration of litigation (10 years since the date of crime). This led to anger among the families of victims which led to reopening the case by the Supreme Court at a different Appeals Court circuit in Tripoli.

At that time, the head of the Association for the Martyrs of the Abu Salim Massacre, lawyer Fathi Terbol, described the ruling as a "disaster", saying that it has not been based on the correct rules and is an abuse of the law, according to him.