Tribes in southern Libya call for release of Gaddafi-era detainees

Tribal leaders in southern Libya gathered in Sebha to demand the release of former regime supporters from the Government of National Unity (GNU) and the Presidential Council.

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During the week, tribal leaders in southern Libya called for the release of supporters of the Gaddafi regime in a joint statement.

In the statement, it was stated that Abdullah Senussi, who served as the Intelligence Director during the Gaddafi period, should be released as soon as possible. In addition, the continued detention of Major General Abdullah Mansour, Major General Mansour Daou, and Ahmed Ibrahim, who were also active during the Gaddafi era, was also protested.

It has been announced that the detention of these people and some figures belonging to the southern tribes are seen as a continuation of marginalization policies.

In Libya, Saadi Gaddafi, son of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, was released on the condition of leaving the country last week. The release of Ahmed Ramadan, one of those close to Muammar Gaddafi, was also confirmed by the authorities.

While these developments had a positive impact on the reconciliation process, some opponents of Gaddafi harshly criticized the government’s latest decisions.

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