Hannibal Gaddafi

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said that he had spoken with the Prime Minister of Lebanon regarding the case of Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi, who has been detained in Lebanon for years, confirming the formation of a committee to follow up on his situation.

Dbeibah said in a video statement that was circulated on social media on Friday that he had spoken with a young Libyan man residing in Rome, about the case of Hannibal Gaddafi.

"Hannibal is the son of Muammar Gaddafi, and he is not an ordinary figure, and the truth is that he is being mistreated in Lebanon. He is not detained by the Lebanese government. I spoke with the Prime Minister of Lebanon. We formed a committee that will travel there to follow up on the case." Dbeibah said.

He explained that the committee will travel to discuss with officials in Lebanon the situation of Hannibal Gaddafi as a Libyan citizen, calling on those who have an accusation or opinion about Hannibal to go to the Libyan judiciary, rejecting any harassment of any Libyan. 

Meanwhile, the Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, denied receiving any phone call from any Libyan party in particular, announcing that he has no responsibility for the case of Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi, who is being held in Lebanon.

A statement from Mikati’s media office said on Friday that the latter did not receive any contact from any Libyan party, stressing that the Hannibal Gaddafi's file is in the hands of the competent judiciary, and any follow-up to this file takes place through the competent judicial methods. Mikati also expressed at the end of the statement Lebanon's keenness on the best relations with the Libyan people.

The Presidential Council decided to form a committee headed by the Minister of Justice to follow up on the file of Hannibal Gaddafi, who began an open-ended strike a few days ago in protest of his detention in Lebanon without trial.