Libyan former prosecutor general shot dead

Abdelaziz al-Hasadi was the first prosecutor general appointed after Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi was overthrown. (File photo: Reuters)

Libya’s former prosecutor general was shot and killed on Saturday by unknown attackers in the eastern city of Derna, the justice minister said.

Abdelaziz al-Hasadi, who was the first prosecutor general appointed after Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi was overthrown and killed in the 2011 revolution, was killed while visiting relatives in Derna, Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said, according to Agence France-Presse.

Hasadi, who was widely considered to be an Islamist, resigned from the post in March 2013.

Since Qaddafi’s ouster, Libya has been plagued by violence, including a series of assassinations targeting top army and security officials as well as judges.

Libyan news agency LANA reported that another army officer was shot dead on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, which has also been hit by unrest since 2011.

 

(With AFP)

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