The Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri has sent his official statement to the Public Prosecutor on the incident that involved the repatriation of a family from Turkey to Libya without Coronavirus tests.
The statement said on Friday that the request for returning the family to Libya was for their "martyred son" but wasn't for any exceptions in medical procedures.
"I care about the truth which should be known to the public and I hope the results of investigation into this case are published very soon." Al-Mishri said.
The incident of the family of nine members who arrived on Tuesday in Misrata Airport from Istanbul Airport sparked massive controversy in Libya after the Libyan Public Prosecutor had opened an investigation into it following a warning by the high committee tackling Coronavirus outbreak in Misrata that it would halt receiving the repatriation flights if such an incident was repeated.
Meanwhile, the Libyan consul in Istanbul Fathi Al-Sharif said in a statement that he had allowed the nine persons to return to Libya via Misrata Airport as per the orders of the Head of the High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri.
He added that the nine persons were a family of a martyr and Al-Mishri asked for allowing them to return on the first evacuation flight to attend the burial of the martyr.
"It was an exceptional act as per the orders of an official request by a government body that guaranteed they would be tackled with precautions amid fears of the Coronavirus spread." Al-Sharif explained.