By Ajdadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 16 March 2016:
Civil activist Abdul Basset Abu Al-Dahab was murdered in his home town of Derna today. A . . .[restrict]bomb which had been placed under his car while he was visiting the bank blew up, killing him instantly.
Locally known as Budhab, he had campaigned since the beginning of the revolution against the threat from extremists to the town. Last year he told the Libya Herald how, with others, he had warned former National Transitional Council chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil in at the beginning of 2012 of the growing danger but that Abdul Jalil had refused to believe it.
There was an attempt to kill him in 2014. He was shot several times and had to be hospitalised in Tunis. In his 50s, he finally returned to Libya late last year but not initially to Derna. He remained in Shahat until a couple of months ago when the Derna mujahideen told him he could come back and that that nothing would happen to him.
A gentle activist, he well regarded and liked by those who came to know him.
Friends are now blaming the mujahideen for his murder although it has denied any involvement.