Manchester bomber’s brother should be tried in UK, mayor urges May

Hashem Abedi – Muslim Terrorist

The Greater Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, has expressed grave concerns after it emerged that the brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber will be tried in Libya.

Hashem Abedi, 20, is alleged to have played a key role in the suicide bombing carried out by his older brother, Salman Abedi, which killed 22 people and injured more than 200 in May.

Hashem and his father, Ramadan, were arrested in Tripoli by members of Libya’s Special Deterrence Force a day after the attack. Ramadan has since been released but Hashem is still in custody and will go on trial within the next two months, according to Al Sadiq al-Sour, the chief prosecutor for the authorities in war-torn Libya, who spoke to the BBC.