By Ahmed Elumami
Tripoli, 15 July 2013:
The new Islamic Affairs and Awqaf Minister, Ali Mohamed Al-Bashir Hamouda spent eight years in Qaddafi’s . . .[restrict]jails and has been head of the Libyan Political Prisoners branch in his home town of Misrata.
The 51 year old Hamouda graduated in 1980 from Al-Quairi Institute for religious studies in Misrata. From 1984 until 2002 he was held as a political prisoner.
A year after his release, Hamouda began work at the Misrata Appeals Court. In 2007 he did a BA in religious studies at the University of Al-Asmariya in Zliten. In 2010 he went on to gain a postgraduate diploma in Nabawi Hadith sciences.
Between 2011 and 2012 Hamouda taught at the Fatima Al-Zahra Secondary School for Girls.
Last year he became the Director of the Misrata office of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf [/restrict]