The Head of Investigation Bureau of the Libyan Tripoli-based Attorney General's Office Al-Siddiq Al-Sour said Sunday that the Justice Ministry ordered the “temporary release from jail over medical issues" of some of the Gaddafi henchmen.
Al-Sour said the decision came after the Attorney General asked for following up on the health conditions of the inmates, who were prominent figures in Gaddafi's regime, including Abu Zaid Dorda - Libyan's previous ambassador to the UN and notorious head of external intelligence agency of Gaddafi's regime.
Dorda had been sentenced to death by firing squad, but he appealed against the court ruling.
Al-Sour denied that the chief of intelligence of Gaddafi's regime Abdullah Senussi would be among the released.
"The inmates who will be discharged are in bad health conditions and have been for long under medication in jail, so their release will help them get proper medical care." Al-Sour remarked.
He also reaffirmed that the release over medical issue is not new but is in the law and issued by the Minister of Justice.
Several Gaddafi henchmen were jailed after February revolution in 2011, including Abu Zaid Dorda, the head of people's committee Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi, chief of intelligence Abdullah Senussi and the commander of Gaddafi’s guards Abdullah Mansour.