The son of the late Libyan leader Mu’ammar Al-Ghaddafi has been reportedly taken hostage by the paramilitary groups associated with Harakat Amal in Beirut.
Appearing on the Lebanese-owned Al-Jadeed TV, Hannibal Al-Ghaddafi (5th eldest son of Mu’ammar Al-Ghaddafi) was videotaped delivering a message to the former members of his father’s cabinet, demanding they reveal what happened to the former leader of Harakat Amal, Sayyed Moussa Al-Sadr.
Hannibal Al-Ghaddafi was appeared on television with several facial wounds after being apprehended by paramilitary units from Harakat Amal.
Hannibal Al-Ghaddafi did not indicate why he was in Lebanon, despite only being given impunity by the Omani government in the summer of 2012.
In August of 1979, Sayyed Moussa Al-Sadr (leader and founder of Harakat Amal) boarded a plane from Beirut to Tripoli, Libya, where he met with Libyan President Mu’ammar Al-Ghaddafi.
Following an alleged dispute of Islamic jurisprudence, Mu’ammar Al-Ghaddafi was said to have had Sayyed Moussa Al-Sadr executed for questioning the latter’s knowledge of Islam.
For years, Harakat Amal leaders have demanded the body of Sayyed Moussa Al-Sadr be returned to Beirut; however, the Libyan government has repeatedly denied committing the murder, despite being last seen meeting with the Libyan president in Tripoli.