The Address – Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – Yesterday, September 16, marked the 87th anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Leader of the Libyan Resistance Movement against the Italian colonization, Omar al-Mukhtar, who was born on August 20, 1858, and martyred in 1931, at the age of 73.
The Lion of the Desert, Omar Mukhtar, fought the Italian occupation of Libya at the age of 53, after Italy declared war to occupy Libya in 1911, and continued his fight against them for more than 20 years, during which he led a large number of battles until he was arrested by the Italians south of al-Bayda town in Cyrenaica in 1931.
After arresting him, he was transferred to Sousa, and from there he was transferred to Benghazi prison, where he underwent a mock trial on September 15, 1931, ending with a hanging death sentence on September 16, 1931 in the town of Suluq south of Benghazi.
The execution took place in front of thousands of Libyan detainees in the Italian concentration camps in Libya.