Emirati espionage suspect killed in Tripoli, reveals Libya’s Public Prosecutor


The UAE’s national, who was arrested late in 2015 in Tripoli Mitiga Airport on counts of spying for his country in Tripoli, was killed by an intelligence member in Tripoli, revealed Al-Sidiq Al-Sour, the Head of Investigation and Interrogation Department at the Libyan Attorney General’s Office.

Al-Sour disclosed in a press conference on Wednesday that the intelligence staffer killed the Emirati suspected spy then when resisted by the security at the arrest center, he was killed as well.

According to Al-Sour, the Emirati was suspected of being an officer at the Dubai Police and was awaiting trial before he was killed.

“We found footage of key and vital sites in Tripoli on his phone, including the Turkish embassy.” Al-Sour told the press.

Dubai Police have denied links to the Emirati man, but said he had served as a sergeant with the force until five years ago, AFP reported.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to oped@libyanexpress.com. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
Azara Media Azara Media
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Emirati espionage suspect killed in Tripoli, reveals Libya’s Public Prosecutor

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.