Libyan security forces in Benghazi have arrested the man who allegedly shot and killed Ali Hassan Al Jaber, a Qatari cameraman who worked for Al Jazeera, the Arabic channel reported yesterday.
It is unclear whether the accused is among the three men who were reportedly taken into custody last year after an investigation into Al Jaber’s death, which occurred in March 2011.
Al Jaber, whose team was ambushed by government forces near Benghazi, was the first journalist killed in the Libyan uprising, just days after GCC countries condemned Col. Moammar Gaddafi’s regime and expressed support for the rebels.
The killer confessed to the crime and gave details of the plot to attack the Al Jazeera team. In his confession he disclosed that he was ordered by the Gaddafi regime to eliminate the entire Al Jazeera team.