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The Public Prosecutor confirms the issuance of (376) warrants of arrest and habeas corpus regarding the wanted persons in the Tarhuna mass graves case.

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Tripoli, August 17, 2022 (LANA) - The Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour, confirmed the issuance of 376 arrest warrants regarding the wanted persons in the Tarhuna mass graves case, stressing that the Public Prosecution attaches great importance to this case and to the citizens of the case who are pursuing investigations in the Attorney General’s office.

Al-Sour explained in the press conference held today, Wednesday, that there are those who want to benefit from this issue politically, and this does not concern us, and that what concerns us are the families of the victims who are present daily and are following up on their case.

 Al-Sour said, "We have provided a special headquarters for the investigation committee in this case, and because this is our duty, and we do not want to outbid the citizen for murders committed from 2013 to 2020, and we are responsible to investigate them before God and the citizen."

He added, "We were able to uncover 280 cases in which victims, witnesses, investigations and experience were referred to trial, ten and the number of those imprisoned because of them has reached twenty so far. They have committed crimes of murder, torture, kidnapping, enforced disappearance, armed robbery and theft."

In the press conference, the Attorney General revealed the discovery of a number of mass graves in Harouda Farm, the Agricultural Project, Al-Abed Road and Soug Al-Khamis , amounting to 82 cemeteries, and the number of 529 bodies, 105 of whom were identified, in addition to the discovery of a number of prisons, including a prison in the Judiciary and another in Al-Zari and a prison in the support headquarters.

Al-Sour confirmed that the arrest warrants amounted to 366 orders that were circulated to the security directorates, and the names of the accused were included and placed in the anticipation system at the ports, in addition to international summons orders and the assignment of criminal investigations to monitor all information related to the incident and take measures to freeze the accused's bank accounts.