Al-Thanni government calls for release of Zintan-detained Gaddafi’s son

Al-Thanni government calls for release of Zintan-detained Gaddafi’s son

June 29, 2016 - 17:05
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Activists leaked a letter on social media by the former Justice Minister of Al-Thanni government, Al-Mabrouk Graira, before he passed away urging the Zintan Court to release Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, who has been detained in there since 2011.

In the leaked letter that dates back to last April, Al-Thanni government stated that there had been a delay in activating the making of the amnesty ordinance that was passed by the HoR in November 2015, which was under the government’s supervision.

“According to a request by Al-Gadadfa tribe about checking on their son, Saif Gaddafi and whether he is included in the amnesty or not, the government urges for this release as per the amnesty ordinance and as respect for the law.” The letter reads.

The leaked letter appeared on social media one day after the lawyers of Saif Gaddafi announced they would call on the International Criminal Court to drop all charges on him.
Despite the thousands of Libyan detainees, including General National Congressman Sulaiman Zubi who has been jailed for two years now, in different prisons in the country, especially those of Dignity Operation that operates under Al-Thanni government, the call for amnesty by the government did not include any of them.

This negligence by the letter steps up doubts that there are former regime loyalists in control of the decision-making in the Tobruk-based HoR and its government.

The HoR and its government had previously condemned the arrest of Hannibal Gaddafi in Lebanon and it sent a delegation headed by the then Justice Minister, Al-Mabrouk Graira, to Beirut to check on him and call for his release, however; their efforts failed as the Lebanese authorities refused to meet the delegation.