Libya ex-Minister Shukri Ghanem dead in Danube River

Libya ex-Minister Shukri Ghanem dead in Danube River

Former Libya minister Shukri Ghanem in central London in October 2009.

Mr Ghanem defected from Libya in the midst of the anti-Gaddafi uprising

The body of Libya’s former Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem has been found in the Danube River,  Austrian police say.

There were no signs of violence to Mr Ghanem’s body, said a police spokesman. An autopsy has been ordered.

The former prime minister, 69, worked as a consultant for a Vienna-based company. He apparently left his home on Sunday normally dressed, police said.

Mr Ghanem defected from Libya as the country was engulfed in the uprising against Col Muammar Gaddafi last year.

At the time, he criticised the bloodshed in Libya, saying that the situation had become “unbearable”, making his position untenable.

He served as Libyan prime minister from 2003 to 2006 and then as oil minister until 2011.

(I will not judge if the action was correct or not. I am sure though that there are a lot of Libyans from the Resistance and simple Libyans who would like to sent their condolences to the family of Mr. Ghanem, may his soul rest in peace. I am sure ALLAH will decide what is right and what is wrong all of us we will be judged for our actions.)



3 comments on “Libya ex-Minister Shukri Ghanem dead in Danube River

  1. Grief is a powerful emotion— whether it’s caused by regrets or deep sadness. We should all pray for his family. I’m sure there are many who now recognize the tragedy of their mistakes last year.

  2. Wisdom is something missing of lately.
    I am sad that anyone let alone an ex-minister ends up dead in a river.
    My prayers for him and my condolence to his family.

    Let us ask for answers from the Austrians as to what happened. We care very much. I do not know about the scum who have taken over Libya so let us take the decent way and ask for thorough investigation.

  3. Had read this yesterday, but replying today.

    Thanks for his contribution towards Libya while he was in power, Hope all the mysteries surrounding his death will be solved, And best wishes for his family.

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