New information and evidence that arrived yesterday, Wednesday, at the Supreme Court in London, may retrial the Libyan academic Saleh Ibrahim Al-Mabrouk, described as one of the former aides to the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and demand Libya to hand him over if he was convicted of the above and denied his responsibility for shooting from the Libyan embassy on opponents On April 17, 1984, Libyans staged a demonstration in front of its headquarters in London, but one of the bullets that wounded 10 demonstrators, hit a British policewoman who was supervising with other colleagues the progress of the demonstration, and killed her.
The new clues and information were collected by a colleague of the murdered policewoman, Yvonne Fletcher, aged 25, who was with her on duty during the demonstration, and hugged her at the moment of her injury, according to what we see in a video presented by “Al Arabiya.net” below. Then, when she gave him her last breath, he swore that he would strive to extradite the official. As a result of her murder, retired officer John Murray, now 66, hopes that the information he has collected “complete evidence” surrounding her ongoing murder will be a mystery for now.
Al-Mabrouk had escaped criminal prosecution, after the police arrested him in 2015 and detained him for two years, then released him by order of the judiciary, which stated that “investigators can identify those responsible, but charges cannot be brought against them, because crucial evidence remains confidential to protect national security” in Perhaps an indication that Al-Mabrouk was a double “agent” for both Libya and Britain, according to what can be deduced from what was reported in British media about the lawsuit filed by retired officer Murray, in which he asked Al-Mabrouk for a symbolic compensation of one British pound, for the psychological damage he suffered. As a result of his colleague’s death, according to the British newspaper “The Times” today, Thursday.
‘Teaching the British a lesson’
Although the lawyer, Phillippa Kaufmann, representing the retired officer, admitted that Mabrouk did not fire the bullet that killed the policewoman, because his arrest had already taken place outside the embassy building, “however, the information and compelling evidence collected prove that he was a major participant in a scheme to use extreme violence, to the point of shooting Fire in response to the demonstrators,” according to her opinion, based on what was narrated by a Libyan engineering student who managed to infiltrate pro-Gaddafi elements in the United Kingdom.
From what the engineering student learned from the loyalists, Al-Mabrouk mentioned in early 1984 that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had ordered him “to seize the embassy and use the facilities, weapons, money and power, to teach the British a lesson,” as he heard on the eve of the killing of Policewoman Fletcher “that there would be shooting” at the planned protest outside The embassy, and that one of the pro-Gaddafi demonstrators in the square outside the embassy learned that Mabrouk told his members “where to stand” so that they would not be shot, “and this is evidence that Mabrouk was a party and supporter of the plan to use violence in the protest,” according to what the lawyer concluded.
Retired British officer John Murray, the dead policewoman, and a picture for Ibrahim Al-Mabrouk, as it was at the time of the accident
Because of what happened to the policewoman, the police surrounded the embassy building for 11 days, which ended with the deportation of 30 who were in it at the time of the shooting, including Al-Mabrouk, who is described as one of the most famous academics in Libya, and then allowed him in 2009 to return, after Gaddafi gave up Libyan weapons of mass destruction, and he settled In 2012, he permanently bought a house in Reading, where he resided with his family, until the authorities asked him in 2018 to leave again, so he returned to Libya and became an academic at the University of Tripoli.
“I didn’t ask anyone to kill her.”
From the information about Dr. Al-Mabrouk, he is from the “Warfalla” tribe, and he graduated in economics in 1980 from the University of Benghazi, then in 1984 he obtained a master’s degree from Watford University in England, the year in which the events of the Libyan embassy in London took place, and after his return to Libya he worked as a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Al-Fateh University, Tripoli, then completed his studies and obtained in 1989 a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Belgrade.
After the fall of the Gaddafi regime, Al-Mabrouk requested asylum in Britain, which is proof from him that he had nothing to do with the killing of the policewoman. Several British media outlets reported that he was not present when the policewoman was killed, and he did not ask anyone to kill her, and did not encourage anyone to kill her, “so I do not take responsibility for something I did not do,” he said