Son of Ex-Libyan Intelligence Chief Killed in Sebha


Son of the Libyan Intelligence Chief during the era of Muammar Gaddafi was found killed in Sebha, in southern Libya, according to Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath news.

The body of Mohamed Al-Sennussi, son of Abdullah Al-Senussi was found brutally murdered, and showered by bullets.

Other sources claimed that the crime was caused by a family quarrel between Al-Senussi and his cousin, which led to him being stabbed several times.

The last appearance of the man was in December 2022, when he threatened to close all government institutions in southern Libya, if the Government of National Unity (GNU) did not release his father and his companions.

Al-Senussi, the father, was due to appear before the Tripoli Court of Appeal on Monday. The Rada militia holding him did not bring him to the courthouse, and his hearing was postponed for the third time in a row to 6 June. His lawyer ruled out that his client would be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, lawyer Ahmed Nashad said, “Al-Senussi’s opponents are well aware that if they took this step, it would mean an explosion of the situation in Libya.”

Nashad added that Al-Senussi’s trial is “proceeding as usual, but the problem lies in the Special Deterrence Force (Rada) holding him, and the extent of its commitment to submit to the instructions of the Attorney General.”

The lawyer indicated that if Al-Senussi had been brought to court, the session would have been devoted to “hearing my pleadings for defending him.”

Earlier in May, Al-Senussi’s family described his trial as “unfair for political reasons, and not based on any legal or moral basis.” The family demanded that everyone “refrain from politicising the case, and leave it to the integrity of the judiciary to implement justice.”

In a statement, the family confirmed the increased suffering of Al-Senussi, as a result of “deliberate medical negligence and deprivation of his internationally agreed human and legal rights. He is deprived of allowing doctors to follow up on his chronic and serious diseases, regular family visits, attendance at trial sessions, and meeting with the defence team, who were prevented from visiting him for more than five years.”

The statement added that “this means a slow death decision has been taken, and that the unfair trial procedures are only a means to camouflage that crime.”

They held the local authorities responsible for his well-being, and demanded the provision of the necessary medical care