By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 11 December 2013:
Tebu protestors who have been blocking fuel supplies heading to the Sarir power station in eastern . . .[restrict]Libya have temporarily suspended their action.They have also stopped blocking the road from Ajdabiya to Kufra.
The move follows a visit yesterday from Defence Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni, Benghazi militia leader Ziad Belam and a group of Cyrenaican elders sent by the Prime Minister to negotiate over the protestors’ demands.
“We’ve given the committee just a few days to come up with an urgent solution otherwise the demonstrations will be resumed, and with tougher action,” Fathi Hassan, an oil engineer and founding member of the demonstration, told the Libya Herald today.
Traffic was now moving north and south along the road, Fathi said.
The group of mediators, he stated, had “listened carefully” to the Tebus’ complaints. These include the town of Rebyana being linked to the electrical national grid, it having a municipal council of its own and a sub-municipal council being set up for the Tebu areas in Kufra where at present council members are wholly Arab.
Fathi added that although the mediators had not conceded any of the demands, they had asked the Tebus to send a committee to Tripoli to negotiate directly with the government.
If that failed, he said, the blockades would start again. [/restrict]