Family of Lockerbie assassin reveal details of his ‘kidnapping’
family revealed One of the suspects in the Lockerbie bombing. Which took place in 1988 and one of the wanted persons for the United States, Abu Ajila Masoud Al-Marimi, states that she does not know his whereabouts or fate days after his kidnapping.
And in a statement Monday, it said gunmen in civilian clothes aboard two “Toyota” cars kidnapped Abu Ajila on April 16 and took him to an undisclosed location after assaulting him.
“for political purposes”
She added that she does not yet know his whereabouts as “his kidnapping was an investigation for political purposes aimed at damaging the higher interests of the country”.
While the family warned of attempts by some political parties to take advantage of the state of chaos and political division to reopen the “Lockerbie” case, which was legally and politically settled under the deal signed with America and Libya in 2008 .
It also believed that “the reopening of the Lockerbie case has grave implications for the higher interests of the country” and that “these attempts are being made to further illegitimate political ends at the expense of the interests of the country and citizens.”
She denounced the Libyan authorities’ suspicious silence about what Abu Ageila faced after his “kidnapping and enforced disappearance,” blaming her for “any illegal acts and practices outside the judicial system that the government might take in the event of his extradition to one.” foreign country”, as well as taking responsibility for his safety, saying he suffers from chronic illnesses and requiring medical care, and calling for his release.
Who is he and what are his interests?
It is noteworthy that during the era of the previous regime, Abu Ageila was an official in the intelligence apparatus and was convicted on charges related to the fatal accident that killed 270 people, including 190 Americans, during a flight between London and New York .
In late 2020, he was charged in the US with his “participation in designing and manufacturing the bomb” that brought down the plane over the “Lockerbie” area and committing terrorism-related crimes.
The Justice Department is affiliated
Opponent of the unity government, Abdel Hamid al-Dabiba, accuses his loyal militias of being behind the kidnapping Abu Ageila Handing him over to Washington for trial on his soil as part of a political deal to stay in power.
However, the Justice Department of the Dabaiba government confirmed that the Lockerbie file was fully politically and legally closed under an agreement between Libya and Washington and a previous 2008 decree by former US President George Bush.
And it said in a statement last night, Sunday, that “the Lockerbie case cannot be reopened and cannot be relied upon” without clarifying the circumstances of Abu Ageila’s disappearance or providing details of his whereabouts or fate .
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