Jamahiriya News Agency
Former Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi sits in a cage during his trial at a court in Tripoli, capita of Libya, on Nov. 12, 2012. The trial of former Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi started here on Monday. Mahmoudi, who served as the last prime minister in former leader Muammar Gaddafi’s administration from 2006 to 2011, fled to Tunisia in September 2011 after the armed rebels seized the Libyan capital of Tripoli during the unrest.
A court in Libya has decided to postpone the trial of al-Baghdadi, last prime minister of Libya during Gaddafi’s regime, until December 10, 2012.
The decision came after the absence of the other two defendants, Mabruk al-Zahmul, manager of Afriqia company for Engineering, and Amer Terfas, director in Afriqia company for Engineering.
The defense lawyers requested to postpone the trail in order to have enough time to study the case at length. And they asked to investigate the absence of the other two defendants.
Taha Barra, member of the public prosecution, said that the reason of the defendants’ absence is due to the administrative reasons.
Al-Baghdadi’s lawyer, Daba Ali, said that he had the chance to talk freely with his client al-Baghdadi. “Al-Baghdadi is doing very well and he has all his legal rights,” Daba added.
Daba said that they trust in the Libyan justice, and the public prosecution has the right to charge accusations against his client who has the right to reply, too.