The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The Office of the Attorney General issued on Saturday arrest warrants against 26 members of a group of tribesmen calling themselves the Fezzan Anger Movement.
This decision came after chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, filed a complaint in which he accused members of the this group of forced shutdown of El Sharara, Libya’s largest oilfield.
Sanalla said in a statement last week that NOC has all sorts of evidence against this group and presented these evidence to the Office of the Attorney General. In his statement, Sanalla accused the Fezzan Anger Movement of engaging in “acts of violence” and “terrorizing” workers.
The Fezzan Anger Movement and a local unit of the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) had in early December of last year announced a shutdown of El Sharara oil field, located in Murzuq Desert southwest of Libya, to press for demands of more development.
The shutdown of El Sharara oilfield prompted NOC to declare a state of force de majeure in December 18th, which was recently lifted after the Libyan National Army (LNA) secured the oilfield earlier in February.