By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 26 January 2017:
An Emirati man accused of being a spy has been murdered while being held in detention in Tripol. Attorney General Sadiq Al-Sour has announced. Yousef Mubarek, a former police sergeant in Dubai, was apparently by a member of Libyan intelligence who was then himself killed by prison guards.
One report suggests that the Libyan intelligence member was killed as he stormed the detention centre where Yousef Mubarek, a former police sergeant in Dubai, was being held. Al-Sour has said another prison guard believed to have being involved in the murder is also being investigated.
Other reports, though, suggest that the Emirati was killed during an abortive attempt to escape.
Mubarek was arrested in November 2015 by Libya Dawn officials at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport while trying to leave for Tunis. He was then accused of espionage after videos of a number of embassies in Tripoli were supposedly found on his computer.
A trial had still been pending.
There has been no comment from the UAE.