Maltese authorities charge Libyan hijackers with terrorism

The Maltese authorities have charged the two Libyan hijackers of the Afriqiyah Airways plane with terrorism, saying they could face prison for life, according to Maltese press.

The Maltese press and news outlets also reported Sunday that the two Libyans refused to answer any questions in the investigations in Malta and will be detained for more investigations in a Floriana-based police station.

Musa Saleh and Ahmed Ali hijacked an Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A3200 on Friday and diverted its route from Sabha-Tripoli to Sabha-Malta, demanding upon arrival in there political asylum and establishment of the New Fateh Party, which is a reincarnation of Gaddafi’s Fateh revolution.

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