Al-Mahmoudi refutes torture rumours
Former Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi on Tuesday (July 3rd) denied reports that he had been tortured in Libya after his controversial extradition from Tunisia.
"Here I am, in good health. Nobody has attacked me. There is no torture; rather, there is respect. As to my rights, I'm enjoying them in full," Al-Mahmoudi said at a press conference held in a Tripoli prison.
The former minister asserted his innocence and vowed to defend himself before the court.
"I would like to apologise if I have ever harmed anyone or the February 17 revolution," he added.
Libya has charged the 67-year-old with inciting rapes in the north-western town of Zuwara during the revolution. He has also been indicted for financial corruption.
The former top official of the Moamer Kadhafi regime was flown back to Libya on June 24th. He is being held under the supervision of the Justice Ministry and judicial police.
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