By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 25 March 2014:
Mohamed Al-Tweir Al-Majbri, a former manager of Benghazi’s Tibesti hotel, was murdered . . .[restrict]this morning outside his home near Pepsi Street in Benghazi’s Fuwaihat district. It is believed to have been a political killing. Al-Tweir, in his late fifties and married with five daughters and a son, is said to have been close to the Qaddafi regime.
According to neighbours, three cars arrived in the street before 10am. One parked at one end of the street, another at the other end and the third in the street opposite his house, thus blocking off all exits. Al-Tweir, who was replaced as Tibesti manager shortly before the revolution, came out soon afterwards and got into his car. One of the killers’ cars, a black Opel, then drove up and forced his vehicle onto the pavement and against a wall. The killers got out and started shouting at him to say the Shahada, the profession of faith that “There is no god but God and Muhammad is His Messenger”. They then shot him several times, killing him instantly, after which they started shouting “Allahu Akhbar” before driving off at speed.
The neighbours said they then called the police.
His wife, they said, had collapsed and his daughters were in hysteria.
Despite his links with the Qaddafi regime, the neighbours claimed he was a good man and that he went on TV to support the revolution from the outset. He had refused to listen to advice that he should leave the country, not believing himself at risk, they added. [/restrict]