“How could a 2-year-old child know the whereabouts of Moussa Sadr? This is the question – among others – posed by Hannibal Gaddafi, in a letter relayed by the Saudi channel Al Hadath on August 25. As southern Lebanon prepares for ceremonies to commemorate the August 31, 1978 death of the Lebanese Shiite imam, the release of these statements suggests to some observers that the release of Muammar Gaddafi’s fourth son is near.
Hannibal Gaddafi has been detained in Lebanon for 2015. A refugee in Syria after the death of his father, he was kidnapped there, he says, by members of the Lebanese Yacoub family. The Shiite cleric Mohammed Yacoub disappeared in the same circumstances as Moussa Sadr, whom he had accompanied to Libya in 1978. His son Hassan Yacoub was accused in 2016 by the Lebanese courts of having taken part au