Libya military prosecutor abducted in Tripoli

Military Prosecutor Masoud Erhouma [Photo: Internet]
The military prosecutor of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli has been kidnapped from in front of his house on Thursday by unknown gunmen. 

His family issued a statement saying Masoud Erhouma, the military prosecutor, was kidnapped in the vicinity of his house in Salah Eddeen district in Tripoli while he was coming back from work.

Erhouma was appointed by the Presidential Council last year as the military prosecutor. Before that, he was the deputy defence minister of the eastern Interim Government in Al-Bayda.

In the meantime, the Head of the Libyan Public Prosecution, Nouri Al-Weheshi, told reporters on Thursday that the military prosecutor was not abducted, but rather was arrested as per an arrest warrant issued by Al-Zawiya city general prosecutor.

He added that the arrest warrant is related to charges pressed against Erhouma for his crackdown on protesters against Gaddaif in 2011.


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