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ICC envoy visits Libya amid Qaddafi son trial debate

By AFP TRIPOLI: International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday in a surprise visit, an AFP photographer said. The fate of slain dictator Moammer Qaddafi’s son Seif Al-Islam, who is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, is expected to top the agenda after Libyan officials repeatedly expressed their desire …


UK minister sued for sending Libyan back to torture

By Avril Ormsby, Guy Faulconbridge, Limei Hoang and Matt Falloon / Reuters LONDON: A Libyan military commander is suing former British foreign minister Jack Straw for allegedly authorizing his illegal transfer to Libya where he faced years of torture in Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons, a lawyer for the commander said on Wednesday. The action against an …


Arab League goes from bluster to clout in Arab Spring

By Samer Al-Atrush / AFP CAIRO: Back in 2008, flamboyant Libyan leader Moammer Qaddafi warned rulers at an Arab League summit in Damascus that they, too, could face the fate of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The assembled dictators, who between them ruled more than 300 million Arabs, burst out laughing. Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak was there, …


Libya is free if we believe it’s free

By Khalid Al-Badawi, Muhammad Al-Taip and Mohannad Awn TRIPOLI: As natives of Tripoli in our mid-twenties, we are part of the second generation of Libyans to have known no other authority than Moammar Qaddafi’s. When the Qaddafi regime collapsed, the world saw rebels fighting for control of the streets — while we felt chaos in our …


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