Former PM Zidan arrested in Tripoli

Former PM Zidan arrested in Tripoli

August 14, 2017 - 00:22
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Former Prime Minister Ali Zidan was arrested in Tripoli on Sunday, sources confirmed.

The sources said Zidan was arrested by Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade at Victoria Hotel in Dahra district “on the basis of an old arrest warrant issued by the Office of the Attorney General”.

Commander of Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, Haitem Tajouri, hinted at the arrest of Zidan in his official Facebook account.

“The arrest was done in a legal way through a well-known force operating under the Ministry of Interior”. Local media reports quoted Victoria Hotel officials as saying.

Ali Zidan arrived in the capital for talks with the head of Presidential Council Fayez Sirraj.

In 2014, former Attorney General Abdul-Gader Radwan banned Ali Zidan from travelling as a precautionary measure; hours after his dismissal by the General National Congress for allegedly squandering public funds worth billions of dinars. Zidan managed to flee the country through Tripoli International Airport with the help of a militia group from Zintan.