Former Libyan Minister Reaches Malta by Boat

A former Libyan minister, Omar Fathi bin Shatwan, who was Energy Minister from 2004-2006, fled with his family to Malta from Misrata on board a fishing boat.  According to Reuters, “Malta has been sending limited humanitarian aid to Misrata … on trawlers, but this was the first confirmation that any Libyan had used the boats to escape.”  His arrival in Malta last Friday had been kept secret by the Maltese government.

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