The Head of the Investigations Bureau of the Attorney General Office confirmed that Mahdi al-Arabi, a senior military figure in the former Gaddafi regime, will be released in implementation of the provisional release decision issued by the Minister of Justice due to his health status.

The Head of the Investigations Bureau Siddiq Al-Sour said that the medical committee concluded to the need for Mahdi al-Arabi to follow up his health condition outside the prison, explaining that he is suffering from a disease in his spinal cord.

Al-Sour indicated that Al-Arabi had been acquitted of a number of cases and is still awaiting another case before the court.