By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 7 July 2016:
Sebha police have produced criminal statistics which appear to demonstrate the town’s descent into anarchy. In June alone, 19 people, two of them police officers, were killed, while in the first half of the year, there were 59 kidnappings.
The police gave no details of the killings nor how many abduction victims were freed unharmed.
However, they did say that among the dead was a Jordanian doctor working at Sebha University. Seven other foreigners, from Senegal, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Egypt and the Ivory Coast also perished last month.
Some of the violence has centred on Qaddafi supporters in the town. Three people died and eight were seriously injured this February in clashes during celebrations to mark the fifth anniversary of the Revolution.
A dozen people were killed in fighting last August following the Tripoli court’s conviction of Saif Al-Islam and the passing of his death sentence.