Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi sits in a cage. The former premier of Libya under Col. Muammar Gaddafi is to stand trial in a kangaroo court headed by US puppets., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Libya court postpones former PM's trial
• A court in Libya has decided to postpone the trial of former Libyan PM until December 10, 2012.
• The decision came after the absence of the other two defendants.
• All three are facing charges of financial corruption, murder during the 2011 US-backed counter-revolution.
TRIPOLI, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- A court in Libya has decided to postpone the trial of Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, the last prime minister of Libya during Gaddafi's governmental-era, until December 10, 2012.
The decision came after the absence of the other two defendants, Mabruk al-Zahmul, manager of Afriqia company for Engineering, and Amer Terfas, director in Afriqia company for Engineering.
All three are facing charges of financial corruption, murder during the 2011 US-backed counter-revolution.
The defense lawyers requested to postpone the trail in order to have enough time to study the case at length. And they asked to investigate the absence of the other two defendants.
Taha Barra, member of the public prosecution, said that the reason of the defendants' absence is due to the administrative reasons.
Al-Baghdadi's lawyer, Daba Ali, said that he had the chance to talk freely with his client al-Baghdadi. "Al-Baghdadi is doing very well and he has all his legal rights," Daba added.
Daba said that they trust in the Libyan justice, and the public prosecution has the right to charge accusations against his client who has the right to reply, too.