By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 19 July 2013:
Asked by the media at Sunday’s press conference regarding what his security plan was for the alleged 16,000 prisoners released by Qaddafi, Zeidan somewhat sidestepped the question.
The Prime Minister said that his government had a security plan which involved organizing and arming the army, specifically those not connected with the regime. The same policy applied to the police, Zeidan added.
Zeidan also reminded the press conference that his government had formed the Joint Security Rooms in various cities and had set aside budgets for them.
He pointed out to Benghazi as an example of the cooperation between the Special Forces and the rest of the security forces through the Joint Security Room. This had improved the citiy’s security, he added.
Sounding a realistic note, though, Zeidan stressed that there will be security challenges faced.
Ultimately, Zeidan did not confirm any policy to proactively target the worse of the 16,000 prisoners released by Qaddafi and credited with much of the insecurity and law infringements in Libya today [/restrict]