Chairman of the Justice and Construction Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, Mohamed Sawan is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the project of the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood in the oil-rich Arab state.
Sawan is also Turkey’s and Qatar’s viceroy in Tripoli.
Who is he?
Mohamed Sawan is the Muslim Brotherhood leader in Libya. He founded the Justice and Construction Party in Misurata. Most of the members and the leaders of the party are loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Like most of the residents of Misurata and the members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sawan’s origins can be found in Turkey.
In 2006, former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi put Sawan in jail. He was released in 2008 when he started working in hotels.
Sawan supervised militant operations against Gaddafi when the 2011 revolution erupted against the former Libyan leader.
In March 2012, Sawan founded the Justice and Construction Party. The party has become an important arm of the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya. He is the most important ally for Qatar and Turkey in Libya.
Sawan is the mastermind of Turkish presence in Libya. He also has close contacts with the leaders of the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood and the branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya.
Sawan harbors clear hostility to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. He advocates the implementation of decentralization in Libya, which is becoming the Muslim Brotherhood’s way to divide the Arab state.