In NTC custody, Mahmoudi faces torture and death. Extraditing him makes Tunisia culpable.
Bechir Essid serves as President of the International Justice Committee for the Defense of Persecuted and Displaced Inside and Outside Libya. Representing Mahmoudi, he said:
"The Tunisian authorities show that they do not respect human rights and have done away with humanitarian principles."
Mahmoudi began hunger striking for justice. Doing so risked his life. More on that below.
He committed no crimes. Returning him to Libya sentences him to death. Puppet regime justice doesn't exist. Guilt by accusation is policy. Washington directs things behind the scenes.
Mahmoudi stands ready to defend himself if given a chance outside Libya in a fair tribunal. NTC policy doesn't tolerate fairness.
Its tribunals assure convictions. Mahmoudi "categorically den(ies) all allegations of (his) participation or the participation of others in the commission of crimes against humanity or war crimes, corruption, and any other crimes allegedly committed in Libya or elsewhere."
In today's Libya, innocence is no legitimate defense. Police states don't allow it. Washington-directed ones assure disposing of Mahmoudi by any means, including killing him.
Earlier he began hunger striking. Last March, Mathaba headlined "Libyan General Secretary Near Death in Second Week of Hunger Strike," saying: