Tunisian Radio Mosaique FM reported that the Tunisian judiciary had opened two financial corruption cases against Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Hannibal.
The radio's report explained that the indictment chamber responsible for examining financial corruption cases at the Tunisian Court of Appeal examined on last Wednesday two cases filed against Hannibal Gaddafi.
The indictment chamber decided to dismiss the charges against Gaddafi's son due to insufficient evidence in the case, according to what was published by Tunisian radio, saying it also decided to refer Hannibal Gaddafi - in his capacity as a legal representative of an international trade and agency company - to the criminal department responsible for examining financial corruption cases to try him on suspicion of committing crimes of a financial nature.
Hannibal Gaddafi has been detained in Lebanon since 2015, when he was lured from Syria, to which he fled with the fall of his father’s regime in 2011. Lebanon is detaining him over the disappearance of the Shiite cleric Musa Al-Sadr in Libya in 1978.
Lebanese sources recently spoke about the deterioration of Hannibal Gaddafi's condition in prison. They said he was transferred to the hospital for treatment.
The Libyan Presidential Council previously announced the formation of a committee headed by Minister of Justice Halima Abdel Rahman to follow up on the Hannibal Gaddafi file. It also ordered the formation of a defense committee to undertake legal follow-up before all Lebanese authorities and courts to ensure a fair trial.