By Ashraf Abdub Wahab.
Tripoli, March 31: The Libyan government announced on Saturday that it had set up a committee headed by . . .[restrict]the Attorney-General Abdulaziz Al-Hasadi to track down former regime figures who had fled abroad so requests can be made to extradite them and bring them to justice.
The committee, which includes officials from various ministries, has been told to prepare lists of wanted former figures, find their whereabouts abroad and produce all the necessary legal details for extradition requests — something that has hampered such proceedings so far.
It is also to work on improving Libyan action in relation to bilateral and regional agreements, international extradition regulations whether political or legal or through the international police, Interpol.
The Chief Justice, Kamal Bashir Al Dahan, had already confirmed the readiness of the Libyan judiciary to prosecute former regime figures involved in crimes against the Libyan people while they were in power.
Last week Prime Minister Abdurrahim Al-Kib said that trials of detained some former figures would start soon, but did not state a date.