Libya’s turmoil for over a decade has left its wealth fund largely crippled, with the violence-hit North African country, currently ruled by two opposing governments, unable to hold an election to break the perennial political stand-off.
In recent months, violence in Libya has been recurrent after the eastern-based parliament refused to acknowledge GNU, which was formed as part of a UN-backed process last year, and installed a rival government instead.
Hassan, who had previously faced corruption accusations, denies any wrongdoing, saying he’s been framed by Belgian dignitaries. He’s reportedly linked to the disappearance of €2bn ($19.4bn) from the Belgium-based Euroclear bank.
The Libyan official also shrugs off previous media reports claiming that he had been at odds with the GNU.
*All responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.
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