Magharebia (Washington DC)

20 December 2012

Libya: Nation Pursues Benghazi Consulate Attack Inquiry

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan on Wednesday (December 19th) said that investigations into the September 11th assault on the US consulate in Benghazi were "proceeding well".

"A date will be set for the trial," he said in Tripoli.

Speaking at the same press conference, Justice Minister Salah Marghani said that the ministry had started implementing a strategic plan to eliminate illegal prisons and detention centres.

"The plan is based on providing fair trials for all defendants," the minister said, adding that "civilians would no longer be tried before military courts".

"Trying civilians before regular courts guarantees fair trials," Marghani said.

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