By Saber Ayyoub.
Tripoli, 20 November 2015:
A man arrested in Ras Lanuf has reportedly confessed to the murder of lawyer and civil . . .[restrict]rights activist Salwa Bugaighis.
The man, named as Islam Al-Kwafi, from Benghazi, was detained by members of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, PFG spokesman Ali Al-Hassi has told the Libya Herald.
“We received information about a suspected terrorist who had come to Ras Lanuf from Tripoli” said Hassi. “We went to where he was staying and arrested him”.
Hassi continued: “When he was being questioned he surprisingly confessed that he was the person who murdered Salwa Bugaighis”.
Bugaighis was murdered when five gunmen burst into her home in Benghazi’s Hawari district in June 2014.
She was shot in the head and reportedly stabbed several times. Her murder, on the night of the general election, caused widespread outrage in Libya and abroad.
Hassi said that more details of Kwafi’s confession would be revealed in the next 48 hours.