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Archive for June 18th, 2013

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June 2013  Libya’s new UN ambassador is the man who, when serving in New York in February 2011, became the first Libyan diplomat to break ranks with the Qaddafi regime, denouncing its attack on the people of Benghazi. Ibrahim Omar Dabbashi was then serving as deputy Libyan ambassador at the UN. His early defection and support for the Revolution triggered  [ Read More ]

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June 2013 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former leader Libyan Col Muammar Gaddafi, will be tried in August, the prosecutor’s office has announced. It said the case against him and other senior regime members would include charges of forming criminal gangs, inciting rape and illegal detentions. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan told the BBC that they would “receive a fair  [ Read More ]

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June 2013  The General National Congress has vowed it will work to restore sequestered property to its rightful owners, but has cautioned that the issue is so complex,  it will take time to reverse Qaddafi-era legislation and deal with its effects. Congress pointed out in a statement today, that the delays so far have had a lot to do with  [ Read More ]

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June 2013  Two former top associates of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi were acquitted on Monday of wasting public money, but remained in jail as part of a bigger investigation involving his spy chief and one of his sons. Ex-foreign minister Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi and Mohammed Zwai, former head of the legislature, were accused of wasting funds by facilitating a $2.7 billion (1.7 billion  [ Read More ]

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June 2013 The International Criminal Court has postponed its demand that Libya hand over Qaddafi’s security chief and brother-in-law, Abdullah Al-Senussi for trial in the Hague on human rights charges. The ICC judges acted after Libya filed a further challenge to the court’s decision that Senussi was not capable of receiving a fair trial here, and that the Libyan authorities  [ Read More ]

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June 2013 The Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, held a security summit in Benghazi on Sunday aimed at boosting security in the city and support for army and police. In attendance were the Deputy Prime Minister Awad Al-Barasi, the Interior Minister Mohamed Al-Sheikh, a dozen Benghazi Congress members and the local council, as well as Mohamed Al-Shareef, the head of the  [ Read More ]