Libyan prosecutor charges Abdul Jalil of abusing power

The prosecutor stopped short of issuing an arrest warrant but ordered him not to leave the country pending a next trial scheduled for February 20.

Libyan prosecutor charges Abdul Jalil of abusing power

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A Benghazi military prosecutor has pressed charges against Mustafa Abdul Jalil, head of Libya's now-dissolved National Transitional Council (NTC), in the 2011 assassination of senior rebel commander Abdel Fattah Younes.

The military prosecutor charged Abdul Jalil of abusing power and jeopardizing national unity. The prosecutor stopped short of issuing an arrest warrant but ordered him not to leave the country pending a next trial scheduled for February 20.

Separately, the prosecutor was expected to summon Mahmoud Jibril, Libya's interim prime minister and head of the

National Forces' Alliances at the time of the assassination, for questioning as part of the investigation into the killing of Younes.

Gen. Younes defected in February last year to become the most senior military figure in the rebel side.

In July 2011, Younes's body was found in Benghazi.

 

 

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