The Justice Ministry announced Saturday the release of the prime minister in the former Gaddafi regime, Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi for health reasons.

The ministry explained that the release of Mahmoudi was based on the recommendations reached by the competent committee on the need for him to undergo special medical care in advanced health centres outside the penal institutions after the ministries of justice and health exhausted all means concerning his medical treatment in prison.

The ministry emphasized that the release for reasons of health will not end the judicial follow-up of Al-Mahmoudi or drops the charges against him.