Ukrainians detained in Libya accused of aiding al-Gaddafi
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Ukrainians detained in Libya accused of aiding al-Gaddafi

Tripoli : Libya | Apr 05, 2012 at 5:19 AM PDT
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The military court has put forward a formal accusation of Tripoli twenty-two Ukrainian citizens, who were arrested for aiding the ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Dikusarov said that "Our citizens have been charged in the works to repair vehicles in the interests of the former regime of Gaddafi" - he said, adding that none of the detainees has not pleaded guilty.

The fact that Libya is a captive group of Ukrainians who became known in September 2011. The country then was a war between the rebels and supporters of al-Gaddafi. Ukrainian citizens - civilians who arrived in Libya to work on the local facilities of the oil industry - seized the rebels in fact it was already a representative of the new government, because by the time the rebels controlled much of the country, including the capital.

In the media when it was reported that the detainees were the snipers who fought on the side of the Libyan leader, but in the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry denied this information. Over the past six months, the Ukrainians were under house arrest. In late March of this year, three detainees were released to their homeland.

April 3 human rights activist Stanislav Selivanov, referring to its sources in Libya, told the newspaper "Today" that prosecutors North African country has recognized the Ukrainian citizens not guilty of aiding al-Gaddafi troops. The results of the investigation, according to Selivanov, were transferred to the head of the interim transitional government of Libya, Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

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File photo of Sunday Times foreign correspondent Marie Colvin meeting Saif al-Islam, the most prominent son of Libya then-leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli
File photo of Sunday Times foreign correspondent Marie Colvin meeting Saif al-Islam, the most prominent son of Libya then-leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli
Falconcrest is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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