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Archive for October 19th, 2012

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Friday 19th October 2012  A year on from the capture and killing of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, Amnesty International is calling on the Libyan authorities to hand over immediately the former ruler’s military intelligence chief to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges of crimes against humanity. Despite an ICC arrest warrant for Abdullah al-Senussi being active since June 2011,  [ Read More ]

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Friday 19th October 2012  The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month’s deadly attack on the US consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, rather than a spontaneous mob, according to US officials. It is unclear who, if anyone, saw the cable outside the CIA at that point and  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Officials from the Interior Ministry met with a team from the Libyan Interpol office on Tuesday to discuss the implementation of an EU-funded project to rebuild the effectiveness of the Libyan police. Code-named RELINC (Rebuilding Libya’s Investigative Capability), the project aims to help the police re-establish their ability to identify security threats and investigate criminal and terrorist activity.  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Libya’s new Prime Minister, Dr Ali Zidan, tasked with forming a government within two weeks of his election, has begun to weigh up the people whom he considers could best be form part of his cabinet of ministers. Ali Zidan, 62, a former human rights lawyer, long-time opponent of deposed and slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and a  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Mahmoud Jibril, leader of the National Forces Alliance, is to be the key speaker in a conference on US-Middle East relations in Pittsburgh on 30 October. Organised by the American Middle East Institute (AMEI) and the US-Libya Business Association (USBLA) in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, the conference is AMEI’s fifth such annual event. Jibril spent several  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Libya’s Dar Al-Ifta’ (the Fatwa office), presided by Grand Mufti Sheikh Sadeq Al-Ghariani, has called on the Ministry of Education to remove passages relating to “democracy and freedom of religion” from school textbooks. It has also asked for clarification as to why extracts of the Prophet’s Sunnah had been deleted. According to official news agency LANA, the Grand  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Forces from the national army are en-route to Bani Walid and due to enter the town today, following a direct order from Chief of Staff Yusuf Mangoush. The forces will seek to enter Bani Walid on the road from Tarhouna, to the north, the only main route into the town from which attacks have not yet been launched.  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Libya has agreed to compensate the families of Egyptians killed during the revolution last year according to the Egyptian Minister of Minister of Manpower and Immigration, Khaled Azhari. Speaking in Cairo yesterday, Wednesday, he was quoted by the Egyptian media saying that the rate would be exactly the same as that paid to the families of Libyan martyrs.  [ Read More ]

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Friday 19th October 2012  A Welsh firm was involved in security during a deadly attack at the US consulate in Benghazi, it has emerged. US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the 11 September attack in Libya. According to the Reuters news agency and other reports, Carmarthen-based Blue Mountain Group had been involved in guarding the  [ Read More ]

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Friday 19th October 2012  Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Libya and other countries that have not yet banned antipersonnel landmines to join the treaty to eradicate these weapons.  It made the call today, Thursday, the 20th anniversary of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which HRW co-founded. Libya has especial reason to sign up to the treaty  [ Read More ]