السبت، 26 مايو 2012
Senussi, a linchpin of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, held in a luxury villa for 45 days under anti-terrorist laws, Gaddafi's spy chief and brother-in-law was charged this week with entering the country on falsified documents, a crime that carries a maximum jail term of three years. The watered-down charges for a man wanted by Libya and the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, and in France for a mass murder that killed 170, came as little surprise.
"Normally, if you hold someone for 45 days, you have a serious crime to charge them with," a senior army official told the Guardian. "Senussi has protectors in high places here."
That shows in his preferential treatment at the Dar Naim prison, where he is now awaiting a trial date. Two cells have been equipped with "every convenience – a television and comfortable bed" for the high-profile detainee in a prison activists say "was designed to inflict maximum suffering and humiliation on its prisoners".