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Iran To Discuss Imam Musa Sadr's Fate With Ntc

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Iran to discuss Sadr's fate with NTC

Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:18PM GMT



An Iranian lawmaker says the sub-committee investigating Shia cleric Imam Mousa Sadr's fate will officially pursue his case after normalcy is restored in Libya.

Member of the Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Javad Karim Qoddousi said on Sunday that the sub-committee had temporarily postponed its original plan to travel to Libya on October 30.

“[iran's] Foreign Ministry is adamant that the sub-committee must travel to Libya after stability is restored in the country and official meetings with the [National Transitional Council NTC] becomes possible,” Majlis official news agency, ICANA, quoted him as saying.

Qoddousi said that given Imam Sadr's popularity in Libya there are many groups that would like to know what happened to him.

Sadr, the founder of Lebanon's Amal Movement, was a popular and highly revered Lebanese Shia cleric of Iranian descent, who was kidnapped while on an official visit to Libya on August 31, 1978.

Sadr was scheduled to meet with officials from the government of the former Libyan ruler, Muammar Gaddafi along with two of his companions, Mohammed Yaqoub and Abbas Badreddin.

It is widely believed in Lebanon that the Shia cleric was kidnapped on the orders of senior Libyan officials.

In 2008, the Beirut government issued an arrest warrant for Gaddafi over Sadr's disappearance.

Iran's Majlis has been stepping up diplomatic efforts to clarify the fate of the kidnapped Shia cleric following the fall of Gaddafi.

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I think I red a recent story that said people in Libya found what they believe is the burial site of Imam Musa al-Sadr (ra) in Libya. They used modern equipment that can see stuff buried underground and they said they had reason to believe it is where Imam Musa al-Sadr (ra) was buried after Gaddafi's people apparently tortured and killed him. Anybody have a link on this?

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Alright everybody. This is the latest news, 25 june 2012

The committee in Lebanon officially tasked with investigating the fate of Imam Musa Sadr denied that the body recently found in Libya belongs to Sadr.

According to a report carried by Al-Intiqad Daily, the committee issued a statement on Saturday, June 23, rejecting the recent remarks by head of Libya’s National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

Abdul Jalil earlier this week said that Imam Musa Sadr’s body and remnants of his clothes have been found in Libya.

“We have discovered a mass grave and believe Imam Musa Sadr’s body might be among the bodies found there,” he said.

The committee said while it believes Sadr is alive, at the request of the Libyan side, it took part in carrying out DNA tests to determine whether the claim that the body belongs to Sadr is correct.

According to the committee, the outcome of the tests proved to contradict the claim.

Imam Musa Sadr and his two companions Sheikh Muhammad Yaqub and Abbas Badreddin disappeared in Libya in 1978 during a visit to the country. There have been a lot of efforts to determine their fate in the past three decades, efforts that have intensified since the fall of the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.


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