Tripoli, April 9
The Libyan News agency reported today, Monday, that that security forces from the port town of . . .[restrict]Zarzis arrested on Sunday night a man named Abdullah Bin Ghaith Qaddafi, a relation of Muammar Qaddafi.
Quoting the Tunisian newspaper Al-Tunisia, it said that the man was travelling on a false passport and was carrying a communications equipment. He was accompanied by three other people whom the police have also arrested.
All four were transferred to the Tunisian capital by the public prosecutor at Medenine.
On Thursday, the Tunisian newspaper Al-Sabah claimed that the Zarzis police had arrested four members of Gaddafi’s brigades who had entered Tunisia illegally and were also found in possession of military communications equipment.
Libyans have often complained that the flashpoints all over the country have been instigated by forces of the former regime hiding out in neighbouring countries. The Libyan authorities have for their part repeatedly demanded that supporters of the former regime, such as former prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi seeking refuge in neighbouring countries should be handed over to them.
Mahmoudi is currently being held in Tunisia.