By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 31 March 2014:
Staff members at the Attorney General’s office have condemned the decision to release three Libyans involved . . .[restrict]in the Morning Glory oil tanker case.
In a statement posted on the official Facebook page of the Attorney General’s media office, staff members claimed that the Attorney General, Abdulqader Radwan, had made the decision from a Tripoli hotel room, without consulting the case file or the investigator.
Staff said they were concerned to learn that the release came in response to pressure from some members of the General National Congress (GNC) and the government. The GNC and government, they said, pretended to keep political conflicts away from the judiciary but this was clearly not the case.
The statement also called for Radwan’s resignation. Staff members said he did not practice justice as required and said that they could no longer work with an Attorney General who wasted the Libyan people’s wealth.
“We saw that the international community was much more concerned about the wealth of the Libyan people more than the Attorney General” the members said. “After this, how can we can trust him to do the right thing in criminal cases?” [/restrict]