The chief of Martyrs Association in Libya, Jumaa Al-Jazwi, has survived an assassination attempt by unknown assailants while leaving his house in . . .[restrict]Benghazi . He was shot in his left arm.
Ali Al-Jazwi, Jumaa’s oldest son, told reporters that “armed militia shot my father using two guns, a PKT which fired five bullets, and a Kalashnikov”.
He said that added his father was taken to the city’s Al-Hawari hospital under tight security and that due to his critical condition, no visits are allowed until he recovers. Security guards were sent to protect his house.
Ali stated that what happened to his father was linked to the assassination of General Abdul-Fatah Younis last July and that his father has survived from two other assassination attempts.
He added that his uncle, Rajab Al-Jazwi, has also survived an assassination attempt after his name was listed amongst suspects accused of killing Younis.
Jumaa Al-Jazwi was the former chairman of the legal committee under Ali Essawi, who served as the NTC’s interim deputy prime minister until he and a number of other ministers were sacked last August. Al-Jawzi was allegedly ordered by Essawi arrest general Younis last June.
In November in a televised news conference, NTC chief military prosecutor Yussef Al-Aseifr named Ali Ali El-Essawi as the chief suspect in the investigation into Younis’ killing.
Essawi has denied any involvement.