A Member of the committee to investigate the fate of Imam Mousa Sadr said that speculations on Imam Mousa Sadr’s (...) being alive is more acceptable and admissible.
The lawmaker made the remark in reaction to recent statements by one of the members of the Libyan National Transitional Council that there is information on martyrdom of Imam Mousa Sadr and his entourage at the hands of Libyan dictator Muamar Kaddafi.
Speaking to ICANA Monday, Fatemeh Aliya said these statements are only speculations and no authentic evidence has been submitted on martyrdom of Imam Mousa Sadr and his entourage yet.
She said that once in a while there are speculations on the fate of Imam Mousa Sadr but the committee will follow up the case seriously until they have not come to an unquestionable conclusion.
Arrangements had been made for the visit to Libya and meetings with Libyan personalities of the committee members but with respect to the developments in that country, the trip was put off, said the legislator.
Earlier this year, some 23 Iranian MPs called on the Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi to pursue the fate of Imam Mousa Sadr, given the new situation facing Libya.
Al-Sadr,Lebanese philosopher spent many years of his life in Lebanon as a religious and political leader, before he went missing during a trip to Libya at the invitation of Muammar al-Qaddafi.
In August 1978, al-Sadr departed for Libya with two companions to meet officials of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi’s government. They were never heard from again, and many believe they met with foul play at the hands of Qaddafi.
Libya has consistently denied responsibility, claiming that al-Sadr and his companions left Libya for Italy in 1978. However, others claim that al-Sadr is still alive and is being held in a secret jail in Libya.
Rome has persistently said that Sadr never arrived in Italy on the alleged flight.