Magharebia (Washington DC)

15 January 2013

Libya Adjourns Al-Mahmoudi Trial

The trial of former Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi resumed Monday (January 14th) in Tripoli. It was later adjourned to February 11th.

Al-Mahmoudi and his co-defendants Amer Terfas and al-Mabrouk Zahmoul allegedly funnelled 19 million euros to private accounts in Tunisia, with the money used for logistical support to former regime forces as they sought to crush last year's revolt.

On Sunday, new military prosecutor-general Ramadhan al-Rozoug was sworn in before Defence Minister Mohammed al-Barghathy. Former military prosecutor-general Massoud Rahuma was dismissed and referred for investigation at the recommendation of a fact-finding committee formed by Libyan army chief Youssef al-Mangoush.

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