Lybia: ANHRI calls for a transparent and fair trial to Abdullah Sanusi, the former intelligence director for Gadaifi
Cairo September 5, 2012
NHRI calls the Libyan authorities to provide all the necessary guarantees to set Abdullah Sanusi for trial, the former director of the Libyan intelligence in the era of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in a fair and public trial in accordance with international standards as well as the need that the defendant obtains the right to legal defense.
The Mauritanian authorities have delivered Abdullah Sanusi, the former Libyan intelligence service, to Libya, according to the announcement made by the Mauritanian state television in a report. Sanusi had been detained by the Mauritanian authorities over the past five months, on charges of “attempting to enter the country illegally” and that after he tried to enter Mauritania through Nouakchott International Airport using a false passport.
The Libyan authorities have long sought to arrest Ali Abdullah Sanusi and announced its intention to trial him as one of the figures of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for more than 40 years and ousted by the popular revoultion which began in February 2011. He is also followed by the International Criminal Court, which issued in June 2011 an arrest warrant against him, as it accusing him of committing crimes against humanity, in addition to the French judiciary issued a life sentence against Sanusi after being found guilty of participating in the planning for the dropping of a French in Niger in 1989.
ANHRI said that “in addition to the natural right of every defendant to have the guarantees of fair trial and before the Court should not be exceptional, the transparency of the trial and its procedures is a fundamental right of any defendant, because what distinguishes a democratic system is the guarantees of fair trial to the most opponents, especially when this relates to one of the symbols of an authoritarian regime people suffered under his rule for decades and paid dearly from the blood of his sons to get rid of it ”
ANHRI said that “The accountability of the figures of the previous regimes in the countries of the Arab Spring and brought them before a fair trials, is one of the pillars of the transitional justice process that needs these countries to pass the road to the culmination of the revolutions of its people made them sacrifices are endless, a corner not complete until the availability of full transparency of these trials being as it deals with details of an important historical era in the life of the peoples of the region and the world “