By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 5 August 2013:
Prime minister Ali Zeidan at today’s press conference adamantly refused to name and shame perpetrators of criminal or terrorist activities.
During a statement on the attack on “Baracks 22” Zeidan admitted that his government “know where they (the attackers) are from”, but that he did, “not want to name them”.
Furthermore, during the question session of the press conference, when challenged by the media to name and shame the perpetrators of the various criminal and terrorist activity that has been afflicting Libya for weeks and months, Zeidan again refused.
The Prime Minister said that their names were with the relevant security forces such as the Ministry of Interior, the Crime Investigation Department and the Intelligence Department.
Ironically, the Prime Minister, ostensibly the most powerful man in Libya’s executive, felt that it was not for him to reveal the perpetrators’ names, but the sphere of the other organs he had named.
It is worth noting that despite weeks and indeed months of assassinations, bombings and pillaging attacks, the government has not publicly admitted that it has arrested or taken to court a single person for these criminal activities.
This inability or unwillingness to charge anyone with any single act of criminal activity has led to increasing public frustration and discontent with the Zeidan government and the GNC. [/restrict]