BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Lebanon has issued an arrest warrant for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan President Muammar Al-Gaddafi, for the disappearance of Imam Moussa Al-Sadr during his trip to Libya in 1978.
According to the National News Agency of Lebanon, Judge Zaher Hamadeh issued the arrest warrant for Gaddafi and nine other Libyan nationals over the disappearance of the Lebanese religious leader and his two associates, Sheikh Mohammad Yaqoub and Abbas Badreddine.
The National News Agency noted that the Libyan Foreign Ministry in the National Reconciliation Government had repeatedly refused to properly inform the said defendants, who had been informed as well as the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The brother of Saif Al-Islam, Hannibal, is also in the custody of the Lebanese authorities and has remained so since his kidnapping from Syria.
The Lebanese authorities have accused the government of the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of abducting and murdering Imam Moussa Al-Sadr and his two companions.