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HRW urges Libya to reveal fate of Imam Moussa Sadr

Human Rights Watch has urged Libya to reveal the fate of missing people in the country, including the prominent cleric Imam Moussa Sadr.

The call by the New York-based rights watchdog comes as the 22nd Arab League summit opens in Libya with Israel’s expansion policies in Jerusalem al-Quds high on its agenda.

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has boycotted the summit in Sirte amid a lingering dispute with Libya over the disappearance of Imam Moussa Sadr, and has sent his country’s envoy to Cairo instead, AFP reported on Saturday.

Sadr vanished on August 31, 1978, while he was reportedly in Tripoli with two companions, who also went missing.

In 2008, Lebanon issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi over Sadr’s disappearance.

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