Lebanese PM denies receiving contact from Dbeibah over Hannibal Gaddafi’s case

The Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, has denied receiving any phone call from any Libyan party in particular, announcing that he has no responsibility for the case of Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi, who is being held in Lebanon.

A couple of days ago, the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, said that he had spoken with the Prime Minister of Lebanon regarding the case of Hannibal Gaddafi, who has been detained in Lebanon for years, confirming the formation of a committee to follow up on his situation.

However, a statement from Mikati’s media office said on Friday that the latter did not receive any contact from any Libyan party, stressing that the Hannibal Gaddafi’s file was in the hands of the competent judiciary, and any follow-up on this file would take place through the competent judicial methods.

Mikati also expressed at the end of the statement Lebanon’s keenness on having the best relations possible with the Libyan people.

It’s worth mentioning that the Presidential Council has decided to form a committee headed by the Minister of Justice to follow up on the file of Hannibal Gaddafi.

Hannibal went on a hunger strike a few days ago in protest of being in custody for eight years and mistreatment by Lebanese authorities without a trial or legal charges, saying in a statement, through the media office of his lawyer, that his detention was driven by political scores.

Lebanese authorities accused Hannibal of keeping secret information regarding the fate of Musa Sadr – an Iranian-born Lebanese scholar and political leader who founded the Amal Movement – and his two companions who went missing in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, in 1978 after they had arrived in the country upon an invitation from Gaddafi.


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