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Libyan Newswire

LIBYA ISSUES ARREST WARRANTS FOR FORMER MINISTERS ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION

TRIPOLI, Libyan Attorney General said in a press conference here that arrest warrants have been issued for former ministers accused of embezzlement and corruption.

He said some of the accused former ministers are abroad, adding that the Attorney General's office in France is following up cases of oil smuggling, and the office, with the Interpol, had issued red notice for arresting one in UAE, who has been interrogated and released afterwards by the UAE authorities.

Libya has been riven by lawlessness and fighting since the 2011 toppling and killing of Muammar Gaddafi, with rival governments and armed forces vying for territory and a share of the country's vast oil riches.

The country is struggling economically with the oil exports, the country's main source of income, which suffers drastically due to closing of oil ports by rival militias.

Libya is also suffering politically, with two rival governments battling for power.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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