Eighty eight members of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) have called on the presidency to hold an emergency session regarding the extradition of the intelligence official Abu-Agila Masud to U.S.A.
“Handing over Masud and reopening Lockerbie file was a high treason,” said a statement by the members.
“We called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate, and local and international measures must be taken to return Masud safe to his family,” it added.
Abu Agila Masud, a Libyan intelligence official, will face federal charges in Washington over alleged involvement in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, the U.S. Justice Department said Sunday.
This comes after Scottish authorities announced Sunday that Masud had arrived in U.S. custody.
Last month it was reported that Masud had been kidnapped by a militia group in Libya, leading to speculation that he was going to be handed over to the American authorities to stand trial.