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Gadhafi regime judge gunned down

June 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM   |   Comments

BENGHAZI, Libya, June 22 (UPI) -- A Libyan judge who had ordered the arrest of the former regime's interior minister was gunned down in a drive-by shooting, security officials said Friday.

Jumaa Hassan al-Jazwi was shot Thursday as he headed for a mosque in Benghazi.

"Those who killed judge Jumaa Hassan al-Jazwi opened fire from their vehicle as he was heading to perform afternoon prayers," an official who declined to be named told Mideast Online.

The judge's slaying was confirmed by his son, Ali al-Jazwi, who said the shooting occurred near the mosque of Shaheed Ahmed Sharif in the city where the revolt that toppled Moammar Gadhafi began.

Mideast Online said al-Jazwi had ordered the arrest of Gadhafi's interior minister, General Abdel Fatah Yunes, who was later found dead under mysterious circumstances.

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