Lawyer and international law professor Sami Alatrash confirmed on Sunday that the Tripoli Court of Appeal ruling to drop the charges against some of the defendants in the Abusleem case does not adopt the “statute of limitations” law that requires the release of the accused after reaching a certain number of years in prison.
Al-Atrash added, in a special statement to the pioneer, that this case is a branched case, and it is not a crime against an individual, but rather a crime against 1200 citizens.
Alatrash explained that the Abusleem case falls under the law of international violations signed by Libya since the years of the previous regime, and the statute of limitations cannot be applied.
Alatrash added that the presence of some of those affiliated with the supporters of the previous regime in the judiciary system may be the reason for issuing such a decision, considering it a “catastrophic decision” and a betrayal of the “February Revolution”, he said.
It is worth noting that the Ninth Circuit of the Tripoli Appeals Court issued,on Sunday, a ruling to drop the charges against the defendants in the Abusleem prison case, because the period of litigation has expired