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Following warrant for his arrest, Belhaj says there’s a ‘conspiracy’ to exclude him from the political scene

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Militia leader and Head of al-Watan Party, Abdelhakim Belhaj, denied the charges made against him in an arrest warrant by Tripoli’s Office of the Attorney-General and said that these charges “an attempt to exclude him from the political scene.”

Speaking to a local T.V. channel, Belhaj said that he “assigned a lawyer to respond to the attorney general’s memorandum in a legal manner,”

Belhaj claimed that there’s a ‘conspiracy’ against him by Tripoli’s security services.

“I do not rule out the existence of conspiracy by those who dominate the security services in Tripoli. I have received threats to exclude me from the political scene.”

Last Thursday, the Head of the Bureau of Investigations in the Office of the Attorney-General, Siddiq Al-Sour, issued an arrest warrant against a number of individuals, most notably Belhadj and Ibrahim Jadran, for committing murder, robbery, kidnapping and conducting deadly attacks on a number of military and oil sites.

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