Hijackers Libyan plane declare judge innocent

Hijackers Libyan plane declare judge innocent

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The two hijackers of a Libyan airliner that Friday landed on Malta is kidnapping, the use of force in a plane and deprivation of liberty been charged.

Both men declared on Sunday for the court in the Maltese capital of Valletta not to be guilty. If they are convicted for kidnapping, they can lifelong get.

The two men forced Friday the crew of the aircraft of Afriqiyah-Airways on a domestic flight in Libya to Malta to fly. There was hours of negotiation, after which the two hijackers and all the passengers let go and self-surrender.

The hijackers according to politiebronnen until now, nothing about their motives told, according to the Times of Malta.

Passengers leave Libyan aircraft after hijacking

No uitleveringsverzoek

To date, Libya is also no request for extradition is done and, the men have no politics asylum in Malta requested.

Everything indicates that the hijackers were followers of the ousted and killed dictator Muammar Kaddafi because they have a Libyan flag from his time were fluttering.

Libyan plane hijacked

A Libyan plane, that of Sabha in southwestern Libya to the capital Tripoli would fly, Friday hijacked. The hijackers allowed the unit to relocate to Malta.

Passengers have, after long negotiation, in groups of the plane may leave.

The hijacking is without bloodshed, ended.

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