Libyan Human Trafficker Sought by Military Prosecutor

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The Military Prosecutor in Tripoli has asked the Interior Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to hand over the major human trafficker, Abdulrahman Milad, commonly known as Al-Bidja, in order to be tried before a military court.

According to sources, the Military Prosecutor said that Al-Bidja was a military officer, and thus falls within the jurisdiction of the military public prosecutor.

Al-Bidja has been on the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Committee list since June 2018, for his involvement in human trafficking and fuel smuggling. He was also subject to a special bulletin by INTERPOL, and an arrest warrant issued in April 2019 by the Tripoli Public Prosecution Office. All were given on similar charges of human trafficking and fuel smuggling.

Born in 1990 in the city of Zawiya, he worked as a lieutenant officer heading the Libyan Coast Guard in the western region. He is the head of Zawiya’s most notorious militia, known for its human trafficking activities.