Almost 5 years After His Capture, Saif’s Fate Is Still unclear
In a series of tweets, Mohamed Eljarh (@Eljarh), formerly a Non-Resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, has questioned whether Saif Qaddafi (Son of Moammer Qaddafi) is still held in Zintan. Eljarh based this on recent statements made by the Ministry of Justice in the Interim Government (Eastern Government under Al-Thini) and Saif’s defence team.
Zintan’s letter re MoJ’s letter & Saif’s defense team press conference in the Hague make me wonder if Saif is in Zintan at all? #Libya
In a previous tweet, Mohamed Eljarh claimed that deceased Minister of Justice Graira had ordered Saif to be released, despite the Al-Thini government denying such orders.
Some social media reports circulating about Thini Gov ordering release of Saif Qaddafi – No confirmation & most likely a rumor. #Libya
Today’s rumor in #Libya – the release of Saif Qaddafi by Thini Gov. Some claim late Justice Minister Graira signed the release order.
Ministry of Justice in Thini’s Gov denied in a statement previous reports that the Gov ordered Saif Islam Q released from prison. #Libya
A Thini Gov source confirmed that former Minister of Justice Graira indeed issued/signed letter requesting release of Saif Qaddafi. #Libya