By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 20 March 2015:
Another 17 Qaddafi-era prisoners have been released in Misrata. “Some were released because they had completed . . .[restrict]their sentences, others because no evidence was found against them”, a Misratan official told the Libya Herald. Nine were from Tawergha; most of the others from Bani Walid. The two towns are Misrata’s traditional adversaries
It has been confirmed that two of those released are the sons of Abubaker Younes Jabber, Qaddafi’s defence minister who was killed in Sirte in October 2011. Held in prison for five years, a court there found Osama and Younes Jabber innocent.
The two were handed over to a delegation from the Majabra tribe to which the Jabber family belongs. “Thank God we succeeded in getting them released after long negotiations with the Misratans,” Abdulmonem Al-Majbri told the this newspaper. “Both are fine and in good health,” he added.
The two were captured in Sirte by Misratan revolutionaries shortly after the death of their father and of Qaddafi.
Abubakr Younes Jabber, had been one of Qaddafi’s fellow officers in the 1969 coup. Despite reports of a split with Qaddafi, he was one of the few of those officers who remained loyal to him to the end. [/restrict]