Ex-leader Jalil faces murder questioning

2012-11-07 20:15
Mustafa Abdel Jalil. (AFP, File picture)

Mustafa Abdel Jalil. (AFP, File picture)

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Benghazi - A Libyan military court on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to interrogate former transitional leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil over the death of a general who had commanded rebel forces last year.

The court in the eastern city of Benghazi ordered that the ex-chairperson of the National Transitional Council, a political body representing rebels in the 2011 conflict, be questioned over the killing of General Abdel Fatah Yunes.

Yunes, the highest-ranking military personality to join the 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's regime, was killed in July 2011 in murky circumstances after being recalled from the front line for questioning.

Wednesday's hearing was adjourned until 20 February 2013 because the prosecutor general has yet to question some of those suspected of involvement in the murder, the court noted.

After the hearing, members of the Al-Obeidi tribe to which the general belonged warned they would take justice into their own hands if Libya's new authorities continue to "neglect" the case.

The tribesmen believe the NTC played a role in the general's assassination.

Abdel Jalil announced Yunes's death on 29 July 2011, saying that he had been shot and killed by an armed group as he was brought in for questioning over the military situation.

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