Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:31PM
Imam Musa Sadr (file photo)

Imam Musa Sadr (file photo)

Sister of Imam Musa Sadr, the Lebanese senior Shia cleric who was abducted in Libya more than 30 years ago, says there is evidence to prove that Sadr and his two companions are alive still in Libya. Imam Musa Sadr and his two companions were kidnapped in August 1978 during an official visit to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to meet with officials from the government of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The Lebanese Shia cleric, who is of Iranian descent, is widely believed to have been abducted on the orders of former Libyan officials. Robab Sadr added that the regime of Gaddafi made several futile attempts to bribe the Sadr family to dissuade them from pursuing the abducted cleric’s fate, Fars news agency reported Saturday. She said that certain Libyan officials of the Gaddafi government had repeatedly offered bribes, through Lebanese mediators, to Sadr’s family in exchange for closing his case, but they rejected them all. She said that Gaddafi was known for using bribe to close many cases, in which he had a hand, including the Lockerbie and the UTA flight bombings. The government of Gaddafi had denied any involvement in the Sadr’s case, ignoring calls for more information about his disappearance. AR/SS
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