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Uploaded on Jun 8, 2010

Libya hunt for embassy killer suspectsGadaffi will let Yard question suspects in shooting of WPC Fletcher after The Observer reveals MI5 suspicions that Libyan agents murdered dissident
Britain's most senior anti-terrorist police are to fly to Tripoli to interview the men suspected of murdering WPC Yvonne Fletcher, who was gunned down at the Libyan embassy in London in 1984.
The officers will also investigate the murder of Ali Abuzeid, a Libyan dissident whose death in 1995 is thought to have been a political assassination by agents of Colonel Gadaffi, the country's ruler. The Abuzeid case was reopened earlier this year after The Observer revealed that MI5 had suspicions that the murder was the work of the Libyan government, but had failed to pass on key information to the police.

Pressure will intensify on the Libyans to allow police to question Khalifa Bazelya, one of Gadaffi's top spies who now works as ambassador to Cyprus. In December 1995, only two weeks after the mur der of Abuzeid, Bazelya was expelled from Britain for intimidating dissidents and recruiting spies. He was never officially linked to the murder, but an MI5 document posted on the internet in April showed that the intelligence services suspected he was involved in violence in Britain. MI6 and MI5 tried to recruit Bazelya, then Libya's top diplomat in London, but he 'led them a merry dance' said one intelligence source.

Huda Abuzeid, the daughter of the murdered man, has waged a five-year campaign to expose Gadaffi's connection to her father's murder.

She told The Observer : 'I am pleased the police are going to Libya after all this time. I just hope that the people responsible for my father's death are finally brought to justice.'

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