Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Libya Rebel Leader Accused of Power Abuse

Libya ex-leader accused of power abuse

From: AAP
December 12, 201211:34AM

LIBYAN military prosecutors have accused ex-interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil of abusing power after grilling him over the death of a general who led rebels last year, a prosecution official says.

"Mustafa Abdel Jalil was accused of abuse of power and undermining national unity," by military prosecutors who questioned him on Tuesday in the eastern town of Marj over the 2011 assassination of Abdel Fatah Yunes, Majdi al-Baraasi told AFP.

Abdel Jalil was allowed to "go free on bail but a travel ban was issued against him until he appears before a military court in Benghazi on February 20," ajdded Baraasi, who took part in the interrogation.

Yunes, the highest-ranking military figure to join the uprising against Moamer Kadhafi's regime last year, was killed in July 2011 in murky circumstances after being recalled from the front line for questioning.

Abdel Jalil announced Yunes's death on July 29, 2011, saying that he had been shot and killed by an armed group as he was brought in to be questioned by a panel of judges over the military situation.

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