Tripoli, 7 January 2013:
Court proceedings against former Foreign Minister Abdulati Ibrahim Al-Obeidi and former Secretary General of the General People’s Congress . . .[restrict]Mohammed Zwai have been adjourned yet again, for the fourth time.
The two were in court today, Monday, accused in connection with the $2.7 billion in compensation payments for families of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, charges they both deny. However, after the court heard defense witnesses the judge decided to adjourn the trial until 4 February.
Meanwhile, the trial of four men accused on involvement in the Yarmouk camp massacre in August 2011 which opened on Sunday has also been adjourned until 10 February. Yakhlif Sifawi, Abdul-Razak Baruni, Juma Daqdouq and Mohamed Harous are accused of torture and torturing unnamed victims to death at the camp.
The judge adjourned proceedings so as to ensure that defence lawyers are appointed for the accused. [/restrict]