Thursday, March 31, 2011

London refuses to Kusa immunity and the prosecutor calls for Lockerbie

The former Minister of Foreign Libyan fled to London, Musa Kusa, is talking on a voluntary basis with the British authorities, is in a protected and not been offered immunity, said today the head of the Foreign Office, William Hague. "It is in a safe place in the UK at the moment and we are discussing with him your options and our options to see how we proceed." Hours later, Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed these data: "A Musa Kusa no immunity has been granted.

There is no such agreement, has said this afternoon at a news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Taking advantage of Kusa in the UK, Scottish prosecutors announced they want to interrogate him for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. "We have notified the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the prosecution and the Scottish investigating authorities wish to question Mr Kusa in connection with the Lockerbie bombing, has informed the prosecution in a statement.

"The investigation into the bombing remains open, and our aim is to keep all important clues." Cameron has secured the provision of Executive to facilitate research. "The police and prosecuting authorities, which are fully independent of government, must follow the evidence wherever they lead, and the Government will help in any way possible.

Not restrict in any way to continue the testing and respond to any request is made, "he underlined. A total of 270 people mostly Americans, died in 1988 after a U.S. company plane exploded in mid Pan Am flight when flying over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. Kusa then belonged to the Libyan secret service and later participated in the talks that led to the release in 2009, for "humanitarian reasons", the only person convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, the Libyan citizen Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi.

For Cameron, Kusa's defection is a sign that the Gaddafi regime is fading. "The decision of former Minister of Foreign Affairs to come to London to resign his post is a decision by someone at the top, and is a compelling story of desperation and fear in the heart of the Gaddafi regime, which is crumbling and that is rotten.

"Libya said the exit for" medical reasons "William Hague has called the men who make up the circle of trust that sustains the Qaddafi regime to which they support Kusa's example and abandon their fate to the Libyan leader. "Gadhafi must be wondering who is next going to abandon you," he assured during a press Hague London press.

The UK authorities interrogate the Libyan foreign minister to give explanations about his desertion from the ranks of the regime and, above all, to gather information that could help the international coalition in its bombing campaign to ensure the exclusion zone Libya, reports the BBC.

Kusa landed by surprise last night in a London airport. On arrival in the British capital, the Libyan foreign minister, in office since 2009, had explained that he was not willing to continue to support Gaddafi. The Libyan regime asserts that Kusa was allowed to leave the country for medical reasons, but since he left Libya authorities have had no communication with him.

"He was left out due to illness and when he arrived in Tunisia lost communication with him. We understand that he resigned his post, but it is a personal decision," said a spokesman for the Libyan Government. Suspicions about the possible defection of the minister were confirmed late yesterday, when the British Government informed through a note by the arrival of Musa Kusa to London, where the chief diplomat of Gaddafi sent his desire to resign .

London thus addressing the Qaddafi regime's claims that the Libyan foreign minister was in the United Kingdom on official duty. "He told us he has resigned from his position," said a statement from the Foreign Office. "Musa Kusa is one of the most important figures in the Government of Gadhafi and his role was to represent the regime internationally, something that will not do.

We encourage everyone in the vicinity of Qaddafi to abandon him and adhere to a better future for Libya to allow the political transition and genuine reform that will fulfill the aspirations of the Libyan people, "continued the spokesman for the Foreign Office. The BBC adds that Kusa and could be giving information to British intelligence on the regime.

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