Head of Tripoli NTC lied about capture of Abdullah Senussi
By Lizzie Phelan
With thanks to E.G. Greene for translating
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The interviewer Naeema Al-Musrati repeatedly asks Naker how his claim squares with recent reports of his arrest.
Musrati asks: “You said that Senussi was in your custody and no one was allowed have access to him, so what’s your story now that Mauritania say he is with them?”
Naker replies that if he is in Mauritania’s custody, they should produce photographic evidence to which Musrati responds that Naker has repeatedly been asked for photographic and video evidence to show Senussi is in Naker’s custody. “Why don’t you show us?” she asks. “You said you had him Abdallah Naker, where is he?”
Astonishingly he replies: “Up until yesterday he was with us, I dont know, unless he left last night?”
Naker then continues to betray his contempt of being accountable to anyone when Musrati presses him further: “Maybe your men let him escape then, how do you not know?”
“Maybe he did,” Naker says, “but its up to the NTC to request Mauritania to show evidence and not me…If I have him, I will not show him until they prove otherwise.”
No photos or video evidence of Senussi’s alleged capture in Mauritania have yet been published. Repeated claims have been made that Senussi has been killed or captured, including prior to the NATO backed rebel invasion of Tripoli that began on August 20th. The last pictures published of Senussi are from his appearance at the Rixos Hotel on August 21st, when he gave a press conference warning the international media of the heavy presence of Al-Qaeda linked groups amongst the rebels.
Abdullah Senussi in the Rixos Hotel August 21st