By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 1 June 2016:
The Supreme Court has ordered that prison sentences on six former regime figures be suspended following . . .[restrict]an appeal.
Lawyers for the defendants – Ahmed Al-Shareef, Mohamed Belgassem Al-Zway, Husni Al-Wehishi, Abdul Hafeeth Al-Zlitni, Abdul Majeed Al-Mizwaghi, and Ammar Al-Nayed – successfully argued that the age and ill heath of their clients had not been taken into account when they were given either life sentences or lengthy jail terms. They were found guilty of trying to suppress the revolution.
Formalities to release them are now being processed, according to an official at the public prosecutor’s office.
Zway had been secretary of the General People’s Congress and Minister of Justice in the Qaddafi regime. Ahmed al-Sharif headed the Islamic Call (“Dawa”) organisation and Abdul Hafiz Zlitni had been finance minister and then taken over as acting governor of the Central Bank of Libya in April 2011 when the governor Farhat Omar Bengdara fled the country and then joined the revolution. [/restrict]