A man awaiting trial on charges of having links to Dubai’s police force has been gunned down in Tripoli, the capital of Libya by a member of the intelligence services who was himself shot dead.
According to Tripoli’s state prosecutor,Seddiq es-Sour, the Emirati national who was arrested in Libya’s capital in 2015 on suspicion of espionage, was set to appear in court before he met his death.
“He claimed to be a businessman with no ties to Dubai police but intelligence agents found photographs of sensitive sites on his phone, including of the Turkish embassy,” Sour said.
“A member of Libyan intelligence killed the Emirati citizen before being gunned down by security forces,” the prosecutor added, without giving a date for the incident.
Police in Dubai, an emirate in the United Arab Emirates, have denied links to the unnamed man, but said he had served as a sergeant with the force until five years ago.
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