By Ahmed Elumami and Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 25 August 2013:
A group of men suspected of being involved in the recent wave of . . .[restrict]assassinations and attacks in Benghazi has been arrested and sent to Tripoli, the Libya Herald has learned.
A spokesman for the Joint Security Room in Benghazi said today that the group had been arrested in the city and that investigations had taken place. However, the Attorney General had ordered that they be sent to the capital. The case was no longer under the Security Room’s control, he said. The spokesman would not say how many were in the group, what nationality they were or when they were arrested.
However, a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice, Rabieh Assafat, told this paper that the suspects arrived in Tripoli a week ago. He too was unwilling to confirm their nationality or numbers.
At his press conference today, the Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, would give no information about the breakthrough arrests but said that details would emerge in due course.
There have been some dozens of assassinations in Benghazi in the past nine months. However, only one person, named as Ali al-Fezzani, has been arrested until now and he managed to escape after being sent to Tripoli in at the end of last year.
There is growing public resentment in Benghazi at lack of any information about the killings. [/restrict]