We can’t totally overcome the negative consequences left by Gadhafi's death on Sadr's case, says Mallat. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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To mark the 36th anniversary of the disappearance of influential Imam Musa Sadr and his two companions in Libya, The Daily Star publishes an interview with Professor Chibli Mallat.Mallat has been the lawyer of the Imam Sadr family in the case against slain Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, who they accuse of kidnapping Sadr, since 2000 .Sadr, Sheikh Mohammad Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine disappeared Aug. 31, 1978, during an official visit to Libya on the invitation of Gadhafi, who denied any involvement in the crime.Q: What are the obstacles preventing the achievement of results in the case of the disappearance of Imam Sadr and his companions?A: The main obstacle is known, it is the death of the person primarily responsible for the kidnapping of the imam and his two companions: ousted Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi. Q: It has been more than three years since the fall of Gadhafi's regime in Libya.I didn't succeed in allowing this extraordinary nonviolent resistance to Gadhafi's criminal record that the case represented to be properly acknowledged, especially inside Libya.
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