Libya hands over the brother of 2017 Manchester Arena bomber to the UK

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Libya hands over the brother of 2017 Manchester Arena bomber to the UK

July 18, 2019 - 10:59
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Hashim Al-Obeidi

The British authorities revealed that the Libyan government had handed them over the Libyan citizen, Hashim Al-Obeidi; brother of Salman Al-Obeidi, accused of the 2017 Manchester bombing, which left about 20 dead and hundreds injured.

Al-Obeidi was handed to British police officers, who accompanied him aboard a plane to the United Kingdom, according to Reuters.

The Libyan authorities had arrested the 22 years-old Hashem Al-Obeidi on charges of assisting his brother Salman in planning for the Manchester attack.