Lebanese court exonerates Hannibal Gaddafi from charges of demeaning judiciary

Hannibal Kadhafi, MORTEN JUHL/AFP/Getty Images

The Lebanese judiciary has found Hannibal Gaddafi, son of deceased dictator, Moamar Gaddafi, not guilty for the charges of insulting and demeaning the Lebanese judicial system.

The verdict was announced by the Lebanese judge, Ghassan Al-Khori, who said that all charges related to this case are dropped and Hannibal can now have the right to defend himself in the Lebanese courts.

Hannibal will remain in custody in Beirut for other charges as he is accused by the Libyan authorities of keeping clandestine information about the case of the disappearance of the Lebanese Imam Mousa Al-Sadr in Libya.

On 25 August 1978, Sadr and two companions, Sheikh Muhammad Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine, departed for Libya to meet with government officials at the invitation of Muammar Gaddafi. The three were last seen on 31 August. They were never heard from again.

Hannibal was in Syria before he got dragged by certain means into the borders with Lebanon by some kidnapping gangs, who then released him and Lebanese authorities arrested him afterwards.

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