The Justice Ministry of the Government of National Unity, led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, has requested that the Foreign Ministry removes infamous human trafficker Abdel Rahman Milad, known as Bija, from international sanctions list, leaked document shows.
Milad is suspected of being part of a criminal network operating in Zawiyah in north-west Libya. In June 2018, the U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions on him and five other alleged leaders of criminal networks engaged in trafficking migrants and others from Libya.
He was arrested in October 202o, but was freed in April 2021 after the military attorney general of Tripoli dropped charges against him “for lack of evidence”. He remains on the U.N. sanctions list
In October of this year, the Tripoli-based government honored Milad as he received a “letter of recognition and appreciation” directly from Fathallah Al-Zinni, who currently serves as minister of youth in Dbeibeh’s cabinet.