By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 10 January 2015:
The Minister for Wounded and Martyrs in the Hassi “government”, Mohamed Al-Jazwi, has called terror . . .[restrict]suspect Nazih Al-Ruqaii, alias Abu Anas Al-Libi, a “hero”.
Addressing the small crowd who attended Libi’s funeral in Tripoli’s Martyrs Square after Dhuhur prayers today, he also demanded that Washington explain to Libya why it had kidnapped him and how he had died. He said that he doubted reports that Libi had died naturally. The Hassi cabinet would be launching its own inquiry into the affair, he said.
Kidnapped in Tripoli in October 2013 and shipped off to the US, Libya died last week of liver cancer, just days before he was due to be tried in New York on charges of involvement in the 1998 double bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania which killed 224 people.
His body was flown back to Libya yesterday.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has warned that it will avenge Libi’s death. Claiming that he had died because of lack of medical attention, it said the US would “pay the price for its crimes with the blood of its people and of its soldiers”. [/restrict]