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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Status Request: Dr. Abuzaid Dorda

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last update March 30

It seems worth re-posting here this initial appeal, as run by Mathaba, to make safe a prominent captive of the new government of Free Libya. The UN Secretary General has already been alerted (or an attempt was made). I will follow up, in this space, with any news that emerges (not necessarily while it's new).

Help us to save the life of Dr. Abuzaid Omar Dorda
Posted: 2011/10/29
From: Mathaba

His life is in grave danger. Persons like Dr Dorda are important for any future prospects of peace in Libya, so now the Abdelhakim Belhaj’s Tripoli brigade are trying to kill him.

We are urging international community, humanitarian organizations, UN and CoE to promptly demand the release and guaranties for the life of this respected man, whose human rights are grossly violated, by the ‘new democratic’ Libyan regime.

He was thrown out of a window and one of his doctors told his family that both of his legs were broken and he has been badly beaten and tortured for the past month.
“Mr. Dorda survived a murder attempt last night, 25October, 2011, at the hands of his guards in the building where he was arrested. He was thrown off the second floor leading to several broken bones and other serious injuries. Authorities were forced to move Dorda to Maitiga hospital in Tripoli where as of now he is being held under extremely poor conditions. Dorda is not receiving the proper treatment duly and legally accorded a political prisoner, let alone that required under the terms of human rights and other international treaties.” [source]
Lizzie Phelan, an independent journalist from Britain, who was reporting from Libya during the NATO bombing, said:
“The Libyan media have tried to say that Dr Abuzaid Dorda, one of the most well respected members of Libyan politics in recent history, tried to commit suicide. Everybody knows how defiant and strong Dr Dorda is and that this is far from the truth. The reality is he was thrown out of a window and one of his doctors told his family that both of his legs were broken and he has been badly beaten and tortured for the past month. The last person to see him was a woman from Human Rights Watch called Susan a couple of weeks ago who said he was fine! (She has since left the country). The family has had no contact him since he was detained and they have no way of reaching him at a time when it is clear that now Abdelhakim Belhaj’s Tripoli brigade are trying to kill him. A figure like Dr Dorda is important for any future prospects of peace in Libya and the chances of a backlash are heightened if he is martyred. I have received a reliable report that the “rebels” tried to assassinate respected brother Dr Abuzaid Dorda, a senior member of the Libyan government who is held in high esteem by the Libyan people. Dr Dorda will not submit to the torture that they have tried to inflict (both of his legs have been broken and worse) and give over the information they desperately want from him. He used to be an ambassador to the United Nations himself, but now we can expect the United Nations and all other instiutions of “international law” look on while a senior figure of a sovereign state is threatened with assassination by their stooges?“
Want to help us in this campaign to save the life of Dr. Abuzaid Omar Dorda??? Send letters, emails, phone calls to the addresses listed at Libya S.O.S. or open and spread this PDF doc

Update March 29: I never did help spread the word beyond this, but someone did, and got someone beyond those who sympathize with the loyalists, those concerned only with "humans," to take up Dorda's case. Human Rights Watch, very anti-Gaddafi like the rest of the juggernaut, has said (on Feb. 14) he needs lawyers, medical care, and no more torture. He also needs to be either released or harged with something. I suspect it'll be the latter, and bullshit. The man is 67 years old. They intend to have him die in custody, and no exact reason is needed.

He told HRW that he wasn't thrown through a window, but jumped, after being threatened with violence, because jumping out a window requires a little explaining. Maybe the other marks are where he fell down the stairs, or bumped his head, clumsy him. That was all under a "small militia," but not the Belhaj/LIFG-led Tripoli Military Council had him and he said he felt safer.

Also, see below for a torturer-apologist demonization screed against poor Mr.Dorda. I draw the NTC's attention to the specific crimes this commentator lays out (with no evidence provided). These, he feels, justify any and all punishments Mr. Dorda (not Dr. he says) might suffer.
- "Abuzaid Durda was responsible for the killing and torturing thousands defenseless Libyans"
- "he stole billions of dollars"
- He's a "low life scum bag drunken fool"
- He was "the first to start kissing [Gaddafi's] ass [in 1969]"


  1. U r nothing but a Qaddafi whore who want to save a criminal and an associate of the worst dictator North African has known. Abuzaid Durda was responsible for the killing and torturing thousands defenseless Libyans, and he stole billions of dollars. In fact ur apeal is full of lies and misinformation. For one thing he is no doctor, he is doctor of BS, the only degree he has is BA in socialogy from the University of Libya in Benghazi during the 1960s. He was well known as a low life scum bag drunken fool. His father was a police man during the King Idress time. After the the Qaddafi stole the power, he was the first to start kissing his ass, and Qaddafi like such low life whores who were willing to do his dirty deeds. Al Muttaba is a terrorist group run by the revolutionary committes, andunder the supervision of the external security of the terrorist regime of Qaddafi Al Yahudi. I hope they hang him in the Myrtar Square together with all Qaddafi agents who committed atrocities. Now Qaddafi Al Yahudi is in hell , I hope the rest of his agents follow him. Long live Libya free and independent and hell is the home of all Qaddafi pimps and whores.

    1. Thanks for a contrary comment. Those are rare around here.

      I'm no exprt on Dorda, never heard of him in any other context than a prisoner, rendered harmless, beaten, tortured, and defenstrated. That'sper Mathaba, but you don't deny these cruel and criminal things, just applaud them. Shame on you.

      "responsible for the killing and torturing thousands defenseless Libyans"

      "he is no doctor"
      Only a BA huh? So you think you have him as a liar. Could be.

      "he stole billions of dollars"
      Details? Or just part of the general "Gaddafi ripped us off" notion? "He lived in a fairly nice house, while we starved with only free health care and universal education and subsidized food, housing, and gas..."

      "a low life scum bag drunken fool"
      Pedophile too?

      "terrorist regime"
      Please specify the probably bogus terrorism claims you actually believe.

      "first to start kissing ass"
      What's wrong with working with a regime for the people borne in a brilliant bloodless coup against a corrupt (pedophile I hear) king of the current flag? I know who it was bad for -oil companies. Then the demonization, false charges of blowing up planes and shooting lady cops kept rolling in, answered with sanctions, bombing, assassinations attempts, riling up Islamist insurgencies, recognizing inhuman lynch mobs as the legitimate government of Libya. Now we have people being locked up for daring to not support the lynch mobs, tortured widely, often to death, Tawergha and its people still being wiped off the Earth based on rumors, al Qaeda "police" patrolling Sirte with heavy weapons and ski masks, and a legacy of a year now of rebel atrocities, mostly against loyalists and random black men ("mercenaries"), re-branded Gaddafi atrocities (largely by "mercenaries")against likely fictitious "orinary rebular Libyans," for which people like Mr. Dorda are made to pay.

      See where I'm coming from? This pisses me off something fierce.

      And you over there are blinded and confused with hate, hate that serves others' geopolitical agendas. And here you are acting like the gatekeeper of hell, eager to push more people in based on stuff you've heard around. Shame on you.

    2. men anthom? It would be polite to reveal yr name instead of making wild accusations in anonymity.

      Do y have some links :
      responsible for the killing and torturing thousands defenseless Libyans, and he stole billions of dollars

      How are the circumstances now in the prisons of the new Libiya ? Are the detained people protected and well ?

    3. @ Anonymous of the new Libiya :

      would you be so kind to give some information about :

      There are now over eight thousand pro-Qaddafi fighters in Libyan prisons.
      They have no charges framed against them.
      Many have been tortured, and several have died (including Halah al-Misrati, the Qaddafi era newscaster)

      Report #libya : Protests continued today For Sheik omran Saleh who was brutally tortured and Hung naked..he condemned NTC Torture of people

      Report #Libya : Sheik Khaled of #Sirte is still being Held in NTC torture prison of misrata and being subjected to brutal torture for months

      I would be highly greatful to you for giving honest information

    4. Adam,

      Your blast against the Anonymous rant is what I'm looking for. Seriously, I enjoyed it immensely.

      On another matter, Amnesty International recently released a report that refers to "55" named civilian deaths at the hands of NATO. It's entitled "Libya: the Forgotten Victims of NATO's Strikes."

      7700 to maybe 40,000 bombs and missiles blasted Libya--sources vary--and only 55 named/identified civilians deaths. Boy, those NATO guys are good.

      The Amnesty/Amnesia report forgets to mention the likely tens of thousands of Libyan soldiers killed by NATO in its illegal war.

      The spin on deaths caused by NATO is clearly worth an essay.

      Art Bethea

    5. Another sub-Anmesty report has just been issued in the UK, from a group associated with anti-landmine campaign groups AOAV, Action on Armed Violence, and funded by the Norwegian Government. Monitoring Explosive Violence See pp 32-33 for their comments on NATO bombing victims which NATO only says MAY have happened.
      ".....without a transparent
      mechanism for recording the casualties of air strikes, it is not possible to assess the full impact of NATO’s intervention in Libya accurately"
      Which is convenient. references attached to the pages.

    6. "the terrorist regime of Qaddafi Al Yahudi." That part bothered me, so I looked it up. Indeed, it means Jew, and maybe I should have known that already. This delusional, fragmented person thinks Gaddafi is Jewish and that explains his wicked evils against the Libyan people.

      Meantime, Jews all over the state dept. and foreign ministries arranged weapons shipments and economic warfare against their supposed proxy, in order to bring the enlightened forces of Sunni extremism to power there...

    7. Felix,

      Thanks for the Monitoring Explosive Violence link.

      Art Bethea

    8. Abusaid Hero. Yankis go home

    9. The supervisors and those accused of torturing and insulting the detainees are: Saleh Al-Daiqi, the first supervisor of the prison and the prisoners. He is followed by the prominent leader Khalid Al-Shareef and is under his command a group composed of Abdel Bassem Abdel-Salam Ben Naji, Khalifa Al-Tamzini, Khaled Al-Tamzini, Imad Al-Nami, Al-Raqi'i, Abdullah Al-Tarhouni, Abdulrahman Al-Tamzini, Essam Bujrad, Walid Al-Qamoudi, Najmi Al-Reheibi.
      Saleh al-Daiqi, the prison supervisor of al-Hadaba, who appeared in the video Saadi torture has not been investigated yet, despite sending a letter from the Attorney General suspended from work and now continues to serve as director of the military college plateau and despite the International Criminal Court case against him and others shown in the video Saadi torture.


      salih aldaeiki صالح الدعيكي Martyrs of the Abi Salim massacre
      There was a pause organized by the Association of the Martyrs of the Abi Salim massacre on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the history of the worst massacre in the era, which claimed the lives of 1267 martyrs, and was standing in front of the prison of the plateau where the killers of the massacre, headed by the criminal thief Abdullah Senoussi, who so far since The arrest of him was not retribution from him and the rest of the criminals, and a number of parents and mothers and sons of martyrs, words to express the extent of the grief suffered by families and remains of the existence of this prisoner alive and has not received the hands of retribution still, as the representative of the Association of martyrs And a number of officials from the conference and the Undersecretary of Defense words that reflect the size of the To the tragedy and the government that did not come and no representative on its part in this anniversary, and we did not see the minister who represents justice in Libya and cost himself to repress the thoughts of the people who attended !! The Libyan Association of Prisoners of Rai held a speech on this anniversary, delivered by Mr. Saleh Al-Duaiqi.
      Abu Yahya al-Libi -- whose real name, his family says, is Al Hussain Muhammad Qayed
      AT the January national conference of the Association of the Families of the Abu Salim Prison Massacre in Tripoli, I saw the Libyan legislator Abdel Wahab Mohamed Qaid lead a chant in support of the country’s proposed “Political Exclusion Law.
      Al-Libi takes pains to fix Qaddafi in Muslim consciousness as a cruel tyrant, who worked against his own people and spilled the blood of innocents. As proof, Al-Libi cites Qaddafi’s brutal massacre of Islamic prisoners in Abu Salim Prison in 1996 , which he deems one of the worst crimes of this generation.
      06/27/2012 A number of guards and senior Gaddafi-era officials have been detained and are under investigation by the military prosecutor for the 1996 prison massacre.They should be given full due process rights guaranteed in Libya law and granted fair trials, Human Rights Watch said.
      Human Rights Watch has interviewed eight prisoners who were in Abu Salim at the time of the 1996 killings, as well as one guard.According to these witnesses, on the evening of June 28 the prisoners protested over harsh prison conditions and captured two guards, one of whom died.Guards opened fire, killing six prisoners and wounding about 20.

    10. Al-Rusaifa News: - The Court of Appeal south of Tripoli on Tuesday, handed down its judgments in the case 630-2012, in which a number of former regime officials accused of the events in Libya in 2011.


      June 10 2018

      The Director of the Office of Investigations in the Office of the Attorney General Siddiq pictures, Sunday, a decision of the Ministry of Justice to release the temporary health of a number of political prisoners; because of their health.
      The pictures, in a statement to the leader, that the decision to release came after the Attorney General's Office demanding the release of prisoners of the Ministry of Justice to follow up the conditions of a number of prisoners of intelligence officers in the former regime, and consider, including AbuZayd Dorda, denying that Abdullah Senoussi Within the released group.
      The prisoners said they were in "critical" health conditions and had long been treated inside the prison, noting that their health condition required more careful follow-up and special circumstances that required them to be moved to another place away from prison.
      The pictures stressed that the temporary health release "is not heresy" in the Penal Code, indicating that it was officially issued by the Minister of Justice, circulated to the relevant authorities.
      It is noteworthy that a number of former regime officials were put in prison for a number of charges, following the February 2011 revolution, most notably AbuZayd Dorda, external security officer, secretary of the General People's Committee and Baghdadi Mohammadi, and Abdullah al-Sunoussi, head of intelligence.

      The correspondent of the newspaper newspaper that the license granted to the symbols of the former regime will not include Abdullah Senoussi and Saadi Gaddafi, who will take the Eid holiday at their detention center in Tripoli.



      The head of the investigations department of the Attorney General's Office, Sadiq al-Sour, announced Sunday evening that the public prosecutor will release "temporarily" the number of political prisoners from the former regime because of their health conditions, most notably Abu Zaid Dorda.

      He added that among the prisoners to be released were Jibril al-Kadiki, Jamal al-Shahid, Mohsen al-Lamoushi, Abdul Hamid Uhayda Ammar and others from military intelligence and external security.

      وأضاف أن من بين السجناء الذين سيتم الافراج عنهم جبريل الكاديكي، جمال الشاهد، محسن اللموشي، عبدالحميد اوحيدة عمار، وآخرون من الاستخبارات العسكرية والأمن الخارجي. 

      this morning Saturday, 09.21.2013 visit Captive Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim in Misrata Guantanamo prisons The prisoner was found in a deplorable state.
      No strength to speak , and also malnutrition, and ill-treatment so that the visit did not exceed three minutes

      11/5/2018 In the latest developments of the case of innocent prisoner "Saadi" .. Attorney General did not issue the release order yet without giving any legal reasons

  2. @Anonymous
    As caustic logic and hurriya have said if you are going to say does things about Dorda at least prove it. From what i heard he was quite a popular figure and was prime minister once you probably wouldn't say that if he joined the NTC. Morris a youtuber talked to his brother
    and here Lizzie Phelan talked to his son Hamid Dorda

  3. And about your so called free Libya take a look at this:
    and in Sabha
    In the first link there a video about the port of Derna being destroyed by the rebels why don't you explain that.

  4. Thanks, Sam - that's what we don't hear on our radios or watch on our TV screens which are controlled by the spooks, bombers and warmongers who have now moved on to wreck Syria.

  5. Our anonymous never came back, as usual.I'm open to discussion-it's pretty cool sometimes. But I guess he or she is just too flabbergasted that we'vegot such a "warped"understanding of things.

    @ Anon: I f you docome back, pick a screen name (see here). This post isn't the best spot to argue the finer points of Jamahiriya policies and associated grievances. This is for Dr./Mr. Dorda, who might now be dead.

    Whatever his past crimes, and those of so many others, it's illegal and wrong to torture and endlessly punish someone in crude ways like these. It's not just us "apologists" saying so. Human Rights Watch, very anti-Gaddafi like the rest of the juggernaut, has said he needs lawyers, medical care, and no more torture. If you have something better than they do, a great argument why he should keep being slowly sent to "hell," feel free to try and explain it here.

  6. There's a bit more on the arrest back in October here, more than in the link above from Lynch.
    Gaddafi loyalist injured in custody of revolutionaries at Uprooted Palestinians, 29 October 2011 by Mary Beth Sheridan and Colum Lynch.
    Adel Khalifa Dorda, his son-in-law, appealed to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council president to intercede with Libyan authorities to protect the former official. “Mr. Dorda survived a murder attempt . . . at the hands of his guards,” the younger Dorda wrote.

    Ian Martin, the United Nations’ special representative for Libya, has instructed his staff to look into the claim.

    The elder Dorda was taken to Mitiga military hospital in Tripoli, doctors said. Sadiq Turki, the militiaman in charge of the hospital, declined to allow a reporter to see him on Thursday, saying: “This is confidential.”

    Doctors who treated Dorda said he had a fractured left hip and internal bleeding around the injury, and was being kept in the intensive-care unit. “His general condition is stable,” said Faraj al-Farjani, a surgeon.

    Revolutionaries based at the Al-Jawda Macaroni Factory on the outskirts of Tripoli, where Dorda was injured, gave varying accounts of how he had plunged to the concrete pavement.

    One, Marwan Ardawi, said that Dorda had been moved continually from house to house because of his importance. He was taken to the factory in the suburb of Ein Zara on Tuesday, and plummeted from the window at 5 p.m. during a break in his interrogation, Ardawi said.

    “We heard him screaming. He fell from the second floor,” he said. Ardawi said Dorda apparently was trying to escape.

    The factory is guarded by armed revolutionaries and surrounded by a concrete wall about 10 feet high topped with barbed wire, so it isn’t clear how Dorda might have fled even if he had survived the 30-foot jump unscathed. The revolutionaries, who are from the al-Rahebat brigade in the western mountains of Libya but have set up camp in Tripoli, showed a reporter the window but not the room where Dorda had been held.

    Another revolutionary, who identified himself only as Saeed, told a reporter: “He tried to suicide.”
    Turki, the hospital director, expressed contempt for Dorda. “He’s the one who gave orders to kill and rape in Tripoli,” he said. Adel Dorda insisted that his father-in-law had never committed atrocities.

    I find no reported activity of Mr Ian Martin head of UNSMIL into the case subsequently.
    Or for that matter on Dr Ahmed Ibrahim

    1. @ felix : Lynch reported from new york : Is this the same lynch as abu aardvark who twittered a complete FP policy on libiya together with his lovely wife, a second lynch?

    2. Apr 16, 2018
      Tripoli - Africa News Portal (Special)
      Abdullah Dorda, the brother of former Libyan official Bouzid Dorda, called on the Supreme Court to expedite its appeal against the death sentence. In a statement to the "Africa News Portal", Abdullah Dorda sent a letter to the President of the Supreme Judicial Council and the President of the Supreme Court in which he affirmed the right of the accused to a fair trial, considering that the delay in his trial before his natural judge violates the principle of justice established by international conventions And the rules of fair trials "as he put it.
      It is noteworthy that AbuZayd Dorda was arrested in the capital Tripoli on 11 September 2011, and was sentenced within a number of former officials, after several delays since May 2012, until he was sentenced to death on October 24, 2013, which appealed against him, has not been heard in his case so far.

      . The prison on Saladin Road, behind the walls Colonel Gaddafi's son, al-Saadi (not yet sentenced), the head of the external security apparatus Buzid Dorda (sentenced to death), the head of the intelligence apparatus Abdullah al-Sanussi (sentenced to death) , al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi (sentenced to death), Tripoli's internal security director, Milad Daman (sentenced to death), as well as a large number of officers of the rank of colonel and above.

  7. NTC said that Dr. Abuzed Omar Dorda is to be taken to court on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012.

  8. http://www.libyaherald.com/appfolder2/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Qaddafi-loyalists-pic.jpg

    Video grab taken from inside their prison cell showing (L to R) Abdulati Obeidi, Abdurrahman Al-Sayed, an unknown prisoner and Abu Zaid Dorda

    The Attorney General, Abdel-Aziz Abdel-Hamid, has announced that the trials of senior Libyan officials will start on Tuesday, 5June.

    First in the dock will be Abu Zaid Omar Dorda who was General Secretary of the People’s Committee (i.e Prime Minister) between October 1990 and January 1994. He was later the Libyan ambassador to the United Nations, from 1997 to 2003. Following that he was Libya’s foreign intelligence chief. He was arrested in Tripoli last September.

    Others expected to appear in court in the following few days are Abdurrahman Al-Sayed, who ended up as head of Qaddafi’s army and was captured last August at his farm outside Tripoli;

    Abdulati Obeidi who served as prime minister from 1977 to 1979, then as nominal head of state from 1979 to 1981 and most recently as Qaddafi’s final foreign minister after Musa Kusa defected in March last year;

    and Mohammed Al-Zway, the close friend of Qaddafi from schooldays in Sebha who later became Libya’s ambassador to the UK and who in 2010 was chosen by the late dictator to be Secretary-General of his General People’s Congress.
    * ****************
    One, Marwan Ardawi, said that Dorda had been moved continually from house to house because of his importance. He was taken to the factory in the suburb of Ein Zara on Tuesday, and plummeted from the window at 5 p.m. during a break in his interrogation, Ardawi said.

    A team of Reuters journalists visited a house in the capital's Zenata district where Dorda, a former prime minister, was held by members of a unit of anti-Gaddafi fighters who call themselves Brigades of the Martyr Abdelati Ghaddour.
    Name: Abdelatti Gaddour. Born 1984. Shot on May 29 in Zawiyat Dahmani, Tripoli by Gaddafi security officer. goo.gl/jaJrg

  9. I missed this -
    BBC Report & Photo, June 5:
    Abu Zeid Omar Dorda, who was the head of external intelligence, appeared in the Tripoli court behind a metal cage.
    He denied all six charges, which included ordering the fatal shooting of protesters last year.
    The case has been adjourned until 26 June as his lawyer asked for more time to review the case....
    Mr Dorda is charged with "mobilising security forces to fire bullets at the heads and chests of civilians" and "preventing, through the use of force and intimidation, the staging of peaceful protests", the Libya's state-run news agency Wal reports.

    He is also charged with arming his ethnic group with the purpose of inciting civil strife during Libya's seven-month rebellion last year.

    Mr Dorda arrived in court wearing a blue prison uniform - looking slightly weary and using crutches to walk, our correspondent says.

    Facebook photo here,uploaded June 17,with, on the right, the NTC commander from the fake camel bone find at Abu Salim.
    Dorda looks quite chipper there, despite defenestration injuries.

    See also Alexandra Valiente at Viva Libya June 5

  10. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=18982161&l=fadc6cf0eb&id=297509086955875

    The trial of Mr. Bouzid Dorda, was adjourned [like we reported] on Tuesday after his lawyer requested more time to review his client's case.
    "We did not complete the review of the case due to the volume of the file," which is more than 500-pages thick, said Daw al-Mansuri, Dorda's lawyer.
    "This needs sufficient time in order to put together a serious defence."
    The trial was adjourned until 10 July at the defence team's request.
    Mr. Dorda, who needs the support of crutches to walk after breaking his hip [in jail] by NTC criminials , made no statements in the NTC's court room.


  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4On8cpwfSY&feature=player_embedded
    'Lynched Libya fights for crumbs left by NATO'

    @ 1.50 mr. Dorda who was the permanent representative of UN is currently going trough a ridiculous show trial, for all respect to him : he is one of the most upstanding and in a dignified ... Just 3 days ago he was on tv saying he was proud to serve under Khadafi and the new libiya is absolutely a country of dead and destruction


  12. #Dorda charges: conspiring to kill civilians / provoke civil war, providing weapons killing civilians, denying people right to protest etc
    Inkerman Insights ‏@inkermangroup

    This is 3rd time Dorda trial date has been delayed. Latest delay due to the fact that defence lawyer was standing as a candidate in election
    Inkerman Insights ‏@inkermangroup
    #Libya: Officials announced on 10 July, that trial of Gaddafi intelligence chief Abuzaid Dorda will once again be postponed until 28 Aug

    Fired employee is the only witness brought against Dr Dorda


    I preferred not to talk so that I don't ruin my lawyers defense which until now I have no idea what it is because until now I didn't get to meet him, and since the day I was caught I met with the previous justice minister who is head of the human rights council and asked him that who ever comes to investigate with me comes from the government itself but since that day I was moved from militia to militia to militia interrogated by child after child after child and once I was interrogated for seven hours -  a man in my medical situation and gone through what I've gone through.

    And when I was interrogated I was told that you couldn't find a thing on me so where are you coming up with all of these accusations which I am completely innocent from and why is it from EVERY position and ministry I've held the only witness you brought against me was someone I've fired for inappropriate behaviour years ago.

  13. Mustafa Abdel Jalil: ''We asked for a no-fly zone to be imposed from day one.


    it was, as far as can be determined using Google news archives, on February 20 that the first articles began to appear that coupled the terms Libya and “no fly zone.”

    NTC Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil claimed in media interviews that Colonel al-Gaddafi was using ‘African mercenaries’ against his own people.

    Mr Abdul Jalil stated that "Gaddafi alone bore responsibility for the crimes that have occurred" in Libya,


  14. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26997#.UBrdytW9vNA.twitter

    What occurred in Libya was no popular uprising but purely NATO’s war, `From the beginning the ‘rebels’ depended completely on the military, political, diplomatic and media power of NATO, without which the de facto mercenaries would not have lasted a month, holed up in Benghazi.’

    Between April and October the Predators conducted 145 air strikes in Libya, the Pentagon said. It is not known how many missions were flown by the British, or how many targets were destroyed by them.

    Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 23, 2011 : 20,000 Sorties, 7,541 Attacks

    NATO has proven it has the capacity to kill thousands of Libyan soldiers from the skies, but it cannot “convey honor and legitimacy” to the rebels under its killer wings.

    The incinerated bodies of her soldiers have secured Libya’s place in history.


    Mustapha Abdeljalil, chairman of the Libyan national transitional council, said that Qatar has spent over two billion dollars for the revolution in his country, revealing for the first time that the release plan of the capital Tripoli has been prepared in this Gulf oil monarchy


  15. http://cafe.comebackalive.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53293

    This is the No. 1 CNT, Moustapha Abdeljalil, which accelerated the execution of death row prisoners in Abu Slim

    Rebel Leaders Jalil and Younis, Plus Most of Rebel Council are Members of the al Qaeda-linked Harabi Tribe




    Mahmud Jibril (right ) and Ali al-Essawi (center) of Libya's rebel national council, and Ali Zeidan (Left )on the Elysee presidential palace

    Ali Zeidan’s turn, a self-appointed spokesperson from Libyan League for Human Rights

  16. In a paper published in November 2010, Amnesty International stated similarly, that: At least 200 others remain detained after serving their sentences or being acquitted by courts.

    Justice Minister Mostafa Abdeljalil has publicly called for the release of these prisoners,

    Human Rights Watch made the same observations in its submission to the 2010 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
    Mustafa Abdel Jalil was upset at 300 members of the ‘Libyan Islamic Fighting Group’ (LIFG – an Al Qaeda-linked group) being kept in prison and also at separate releases of prisoners on death row, without the consent of relatives.

    Against the wishes of internal security officials, Saif al Islam helped organise the release of the remaining 110 prisoners, after they had renounced violence, on 16 February 2011.
    The official said the same group was responsible for the hanging of two policemen in Al-Baida on Friday that was reported in Oea newspaper.

  17. on 16 february 2011 armed groups shot soldiers who surrendered




    18th February 2011

    Amer Saad, a political activist from Derna, told al-Jazeera: “The protesters in al-Bayda have been able to seize control of the military airbase in the city and have executed 50 African mercenaries and two Libyan conspirators.
    Even in Derna today, a number of conspirators were executed. They were locked up in the holding cells of a police station because they resisted, and some died burning inside the building.”

    Inside Story Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 12:59
    Jibreel also told Al Jazeera :“Gaddafi’s guards started shooting people in the second day and they shot two people only.

  18. http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.nl/2011/11/will-un-insist-on-fair-trials-for-ex.html

    Will the UN insist on Fair Trials for Ex-Regime Loyalists in Libya?


  19. 28 august 2012 /Former Libyan intelligence chief Bouzaid Dorda (bottom) sits behind bars during a hearing at his trial in Tripoli August 28, 2012. The former foreign intelligence chief, the first of Muammar Gaddafi's top officials to face justice, is accused of ordering security forces to use live ammunition against demonstrators last year.




    Al-Jawda Macaroni Factory where Dorda was plummeted from the window, Marwan Ardawi said


    Inkerman Insights ‏@inkermangroup
    #Dorda charges: conspiring to kill civilians / provoke civil war, providing weapons killing civilians, denying people right to protest etc

  20. Le procès de l'ancien chef du renseignement de la Jamahiriya, monsieur Bouzid Dorda - vidéos (29 août 2012)


  21. http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0dsu7jY50N9PW/610x.jpg

    judge Kamal Bashir Dahan, head of Libya's Supreme Court, sits as he meets with members of the Constitutional Chamber in Tripoli June 3, 2012, in which the court agreed to review the constitutionality of a new law that criminalises the glorification of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi or any of his supporters.

  22. http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09sf5fhbCU21J/610x.jpg

    Libyan security personnel escorts a man acting the part of a prisoner as they show their prisoner delivery procedures at the newly built al-Hadba prison and special tribunal facility during the visit by Interim Libyan Justice Minister Ali Hamiada Ashour (not in picture) on May 26, 2012, in Tripoli.

    The prison which has room for 100 VIP political prisoners, will host trials for pro-Moamer Kadhafi high profile personalities.

  23. Libya’s new rulers, who aim to draw up a democratic constitution, are keen to try Col. Gadhafi’s family members and loyalists to show the country’s citizens that those who helped Col. Gadhafi stay in power for 42 years are being punished.


    Mohammed Zwai Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi

    Mohammed Zwai , former secretary general of Libya's General People's Congress, and Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi, former foreign minister, sit behind bars

    Mohammed Zwai & Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi are accused of wasting public money by facilitating a compensation payment of more than $2 billion to families of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

    14 Jul 2012 In April, Ali Hamiada Ashour, the current justice minister, criticised Britain’s “delay” in sending officers, adding that they were “ready to give any help necessary” and “this could start now as far as we are concerned”.

    Sources in Libya suggested there would soon be “significant movement” in the investigation but Adil Almansouri, a dissident at the embassy demonstration who was shot and injured, said he had not been contacted by British or Libyan authorities.
    “Are they actually trying to find out who did it?” he said.


  24. 2003 Britain demands Lockerbie compensation

    Britain now expects Libya to take responsibility for the actions of its official and pay at least the US $700 million compensation already awarded by the courts, added No. 10.



    21 November 2008


    Libya paid $1.5bn (£1bn) in October into a fund for victims of the 1988 bombing, which killed 270 people.

    20 10 2011 That’s for Lockerbie, Gaddafi



    5 September 2012 Abdullah al-Senussi extradition unites Lockerbie relatives


    1. http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=9866&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=bc3eb

      Lockerbie bombing,


  25. $2.7 billion in public money meant to compensate families of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing."


    Some of the media in the United States are reporting that the trial of Abdel Ati al-Obeidi and Mohammed Belkasem al-Zwai which recently opened and was adjourned in Tripoli involved an accusation of their "squandering $2.7 billion in public money meant to compensate families of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing."

     Examples, which seem to be based on a report from The Associated Press news agency, can be found here and here and here. 

    This is, of course, wrong.

    The accusation is not that the officials diverted or embezzled money intended for Lockerbie relatives, but that they were involved in negotiating the payment  that was made to the relatives.

  26. Patrick Haseldine ‏@BerntCarlsson

    #Libya wants #Lockerbie 'compensation' money back because #Megrahi not responsible for #PanAm103 crash http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=632347  #CraigWilliamson

  27. Secret court session in Libiya 2013 :


    The verdict fell on Monday: a military tribunal in Libya, condemned to death,

    the son of the former Libyan leader , Seif al-Islam and his intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi.

    The court session was held in secret and pronounced behind closed doors, according to Libyan journalist Assad Abu Ghila.

    "The court calls for the execution of Seif al-Islam in Benghazi, and that of Senussi in Tripoli."

    The two defendants will be executed on February 17, the second anniversary of the Libyan revolution.

  28. https://twitter.com/RussellVogt/status/294633299547152384


    Abdullah Senussi Could Face Execution Soon, Lawyer Fears

  29. http://www.reuters.nl/article/2012/09/26/us-libya-militias-idUSBRE88P0T920120926

    Sep 26, 2012 Speaking at the family home,
    the mother, Ansaf Ibrahim, recounts how dozens of militia fighters from the February 17 Brigade stormed in on August 30 and seized her husband Ali Muftag al-Warfalli and their son Firas, 21, a dentistry student.

    Ansaf Ibrahim says both men are innocent.

    She believes her son was taken in just because he was at home when the militia arrived to arrest her husband, who was a student in Britain in the 1980s when pro-Gaddafi students inside the Libyan embassy were blamed for shooting a policewoman.

    "Whatever they think the father has done,
    that doesn't mean my son has done something too.

    If you want the father, you do not have to take the son in this horrible, frightening and savage way," she said.

    1. Ansaf Ibrahim says both men are innocent.


      Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk, said to have been close to Colonel Gaddafi, is not a suspect in the murder but is suspected of misusing Libyan state funds.

      The UK government deported Dr Ibrahim - who denies any wrongdoing - in 1984, saying his presence in Britain "was not conducive to the public good".

      The Home Office declined to comment.
      Dr Ibrahim was with demonstrators outside the Libyan embassy in London on the morning PC Fletcher was shot.

      He was originally allowed to return to Britain as part of a Foreign Office initiative to improve Anglo-Libyan relations.

      The agreement was part of a wide-ranging deal negotiated by former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to bring the Libyan Lockerbie suspects to trial

      Dr Ibrahim is currently wanted by Libya's transitional government and is number 107 on its list of individuals suspected of misusing state funds.


    2. 31 August 2011 Abdulqadir al-Baghdadi, one of the diplomats accused of the 1984 killing of PC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London, has been found dead in Tripoli.

      Those seeking justice for Fletcher have claimed that a junior diplomat, Abdulmagid Salah Ameri, was seen firing a gun from inside the embassy.

      The NTC has said that it knows the location of a third suspect implicated in Fletcher's killing, Matouk Mohammed Matouk, according to the Daily Telegraph



      Who is 'Alaa al-Ameri'? Why has The Guardian promoted the anti-Ghadafi poison of this anon so heavily?

    3. It is not known if SAS troops hunting prime suspect Abdulmagid Salah Ameri in Libya were also on al-Baghdadi’s tail.


      Now it is known for certain that the hunt for Muammar Gaddafi is guided by servicemen of Great Britain’s 22nd Special Air Service regiment (22 SAS)

  30. 31/01/2013 Tripoli will allow British police to investigate the Lockerbie attack in Libya

    http://www.alquds.co.uk/index.asp?fname=data/2013/01/01-31/31z490.htm …

    31/01/2013 Tripoli AFP: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday in Tripoli during a joint press conference with his Libyan counterpart Ali Zaidan :
    that the Libyan authorities gave the green light to a team of the British police to Libya to investigate the Lockerbie attack, in the year 1988.

    He added that investigators of this case have been able to visit Tripoli three times after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

    1. http://lockerbiecase.blogspot.nl/2013/02/gadaffi-lawyer-says-libya-probe-is.html?spref=tw

      Colonel Gadaffi’s former lawyer has said that a Scottish police visit to Libya to investigate the Lockerbie bombing will yield no credible evidence implicating the country.

      However, Francis Boyle, a professor of international law who represented Gadaffi at the world court in the 1990s, said he was convinced that Libya was not responsible.

    2. Mohammed Zwai & Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi are accused of wasting public money by facilitating a compensation payment of more than $2 billion to families of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

      28 Feb 2013 Libya minister says Lockerbie case is 'closed'
      "The matter was settled with the Gaddafi regime said Salah al-Marghani, the justice minister.


      Hameda al-Magery, his deputy, said: "Britain and America are asking us to reopen this file .They had their compensation."

  31. Dr. Buzeid Dorda, a former intelligence chief and the first former senior official from the Gaddafi era to be put on trial in Libya,
    said in July he had been denied the right to meet privately with a lawyer and had been subjected to illegal interrogations during his 10 months in detention.



  32. 8,000 prisoners in 60 makeshift detention centers around the country.

    International humanitarian groups have reported widespread incidences of torture, extrajudicial executions, and rape of both men and women by officially recognized military and security forces as well as numerous armed militias.

  33. 3 February 2013: Benghazi’s illegal immigrant detention centre was attacked yesterday evening, Saturday, and its administrative offices torched.

    The attack followed the arrest earlier in the day of a local man said to be involved in human trafficking.

    As yet unnamed, he was reportedly taken to the centre in the city’s Al-Birkah district, near the Ansar Al-Sharia headquarters.

    Over 40 armed people stormed the building, freeing both him as well as an unknown number of inmates.

    The office where passports, documentation and money were kept was also set alight and other property damaged and a car stolen.

    1. Attia Amari 3 February 2013
      It holds mainly African migrants arrested for not having the right papers, he explained.



      6 february 2013 A Benghazi man who set himself on fire yesterday, Tuesday,
      in the city’s Suq Al-Arab has been named as Nasser Al-Amari, from the Al Salam district.

  34. One of the first acts Benghazi feb 2011 : burning all documents in goverment buildings * jails

    @ 23.06 secret files high court benghazi


    1. Twelve months ago, a few days after the start of the Libyan revolution, I posed the following question on Professor Robert Black’s Lockerbie blog: ‘What’s the betting that, sometime in the next few weeks, the following happens: 1) In the burned out ruins of a Libyan government building, someone finds definitive documentary ‘proof’ that Libya and Megrahi were responsible for Lockerbie; and/or 2) A Libyan official reveals, ‘we did it’.’

      Within a day the second scenario had materialised.

      The newly defected justice minister, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, who was soon to become head of Libya’s National Transitional Council, declared to the Swedish newspaper Expressen ‘I have proof that Gaddafi gave the order on Lockerbie.’[i]


  35. Also a high priority for the CIA is the seizure of the files of the Libyan anti-corruption agency, which document the siphoning of Libyan oil revenues by top officials of the ITNC and were under investigation for fraud by Qaddafi’s government before they defected to tbe rebel movement.

    The anti-corruption agency was one of the first targets of NATO aircraft, a move WMR previously reported was directed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to prevent Libyan donations to his 2007 presidential campaign from being made public.

    The sensitive torture and fraud documents held by Qaddafi’s government will also be seized to prevent Qaddafi’s son and one-time heir apparent Seif al Islam al Qaddafi and his older brother Muhammad Qaddafi and another brother, Al-Saadi al Qaddafi, from using them in their defense at their planned trial before the International Criminal Court.



    Intelligence files held by Qaddafi’s government on the 1988 downing of PanAm 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland and the files on negotiations on the release of accused bomber, former Libyan intelligence agent Abdelbaset al Megrahi, will also be a high priority for seizure by the CIA.

    The files, if released to the public, will show that it was Iran, not Libya, that was responsible for the 1988 downing of PanAm 103 and that it was President George H. W. Bush who ordered Libya be blamed to clear the way for a showdown with Iraq’s Saddam Hussein by absolving Iran of any blame and ensuring Tehran’s neutrality in the Operation Desert Storm showdown with Iraq.


    1. guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 6 April 2011 22.05

      Libya's rebel administration has said that it signed an apology for the Gaddafi regime's role in IRA attacks and the Lockerbie bombing under pressure from the British government, and that the document is the result of "misunderstanding".

      After initially denying that the document existed, the revolutionaries' governing council acknowledged that its chairman, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, had indeed signed an apology on behalf of the Libyan people for Gaddafi's provision of semtex used in IRA bombings and for the blowing up of the Pan Am flight in 1988. It also promised compensation.

      Council officials privately said that the Foreign Office pressed Jalil to invite a British lawyer, Jason McCue, head of the Libya Victims Initiative, to Benghazi. McCue arrived saying that he was seeking an "unequivocal apology" in the name of the Libyan people and $10m compensation for each death in IRA attacks. All of his demands were met by Jalil.

      Council officials said that they regarded McCue as working with a team of British diplomats in Benghazi, led by the UK's ambassador to Rome, Christopher Prentice.

      Prentice has declined to talk to the press. A council spokesman, Essam Gheriani, said that Jalil had had little choice but to sign as part of the rebel administration's attempts to win diplomatic recognition and gain access to desperately needed funds frozen overseas.

    2. Moussa Koussa
      april 2011 1.01pm: Some details emerging from the prime minister's spokesman about negotiations with figures from the Gaddafi regime. He said the British government "will not be doing any deals" with any Libyan defectors despite fresh claims of contacts with current and former Gaddafi officials.
      David Cameron's official spokesman said: "If people are in the UK they are subject to UK law." He also refused to discuss what other senior Libyan figures the government had contacted, adding that Moussa Koussa's legal status in the UK was not something he could set out.

      6 2 13 Confirmed intelligence source reported that Musa Kusa who was head of Libyan intelligence ( before 2009) was a gay and intelligence services of Britain known his behavior provided him with requests and without knowing in a lot of hotels in the UK and Europe and had documented photos and videos of Musa Kusa practiced upon homosexuality.

      This mean that Musa Kusa which betrayed Jamahiriya at March 2011, as others traitors had depraved desires, and was recruited by Western intelligence services before the so-called revolution


    The eighth man is thought to be former spy chief Abdullah Senoussi,
    who is facing imminent trial and a possible death penalty in Libya alongside Saif Gaddafi.

    However, the prosecution also named seven other co-conspirators :

    -Nasser Ali Ashour, the 'Armourer' whereabouts are unknown.

    On 21 December 2011, we learn that the IRA was run by the UK security services
    -Mohammed Abouagela Masud, the 'Technician'.His whereabouts are unknown.

    -Said Rashid, the 'Assassin' He was killed in a shoot-out with rebels in February 2011

    -Ezzadin Hinshiri He was killed along with 52 other regime supporters in an infamous massacre at a seafront hotel in Sirte

    -Badri Hussan, the 'Businessman'. Whereabouts unknown.

    -Mohamed Marzouk and Mansour Omran Saber, the 'Missing Links Whereabouts unknown.


  37. Ali Hamiada Ashour

    14 Jul 2012 In April, Ali Hamiada Ashour, the current justice minister, criticised Britain’s “delay” in sending officers, adding that they were “ready to give any help necessary” and “this could start now as far as we are concerned”.

    Ali Hamouda
    In real life, Walid Sheikh was a 36-year-old dental student named Ali Hamouda. An unlikely dissident, Hamouda was the scion of an important family in the southwestern city of Sebha
    Hamouda began contributing to Libya al-Mostakbal, a website run by Hassan al-Amin, an exiled Libyan dissident living in London.



    Ben Qumu Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamouda

    Adil Almansouri

    Sources in Libya suggested there would soon be “significant movement” in the investigation but Adil Almansouri, a dissident at the embassy demonstration who was shot and injured, said he had not been contacted by British or Libyan authorities.


    AbdelMagid al-Mansuri

    AbdelMagid al-Mansuri, the former "director" of One-Nine Petroleum, was responsible for the ill-executed "U.S.-Libya Economic Forum" held at the Corinthia Hotel December 2004.


    1. Ali Hamouda

      Ali Hameida built the house in 2003 for his wife and five children, never imagining so many guests.

      The Refayda family, from a semi-rural area to the east, evacuated into the city in mid-April after a surge of sniper fire and bombardments.


      mr mohamed al fayed @ 0.36 Ice cream misrata Mohamed Raied

  38. http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1967079,00.html#ixzz2CEPp6H1z
    Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 The American business delegates arrived just as most Europeans were banned from visiting. On Feb. 16, Gaddafi canceled all Libyan visas for citizens of the 25 Shengen countries in Europe, which share common immigration procedures. The decree was the latest round in a long and personal disagreement with Switzerland, which began in July 2008
    In March 2010, due to the intervention of Tony Blair, Saif Qaddafi (Muammar’s son) announced the release of Belhadj and 233 other members of the LIFG from Abu Selim as part of a reconciliation of the Qaddafi government with the LIFG and the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The mediator in this effort, which began in 2005, was the Libyan, Muslim Brotherhood-linked, Qatari-based cleric Ali al-Sallabi.

    Less than a year after they were released, Belhadj and the other members of the LIFG became the core of the opposition to Qaddafi.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, bin Qumu began training jihadists in Derna in April of 2011.

    23 June 2010
    MENA Cadre” initiative in November 2010


    1. Tuesday 29 June 2010 Islington and Hackney Amnesty Group

      Protest the Libyan Embassy regarding the Abu Salim Prison Killings


  39. 2010 UK meets with the families of abu saleem


    We, the Abu Salim families, ignited the revolution.

  40. I was Director of Giado Hospital,Libya,I know Mr.Abuzaid's father,mother,
    brothers especially his brother Dr.Abdulla,he worked with me,then went to
    Australia for masters degree, then he joined Benghazi Dental College.
    Abuzaid was very humble and helpful man, he was good administrator, I worked under him when he was Governor of Jabal algharbi province. I pray to almighty to help him out of his jail, he did not kill
    any body, he served libya honestly also he played major role in normalizing relations with USA and lifting UN sanctions on Libya.
    Dr.Hussain,Michigan, USA.

  41. @ anonymous , thank you very much for your comment.
    Pls , when you have more news : post it in the name of justice.

    27 february 2013:

    Libya's former Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi
    has been badly beaten by prison officers who tortured him
    in a Libyan prison, where he has been confined since 2012,
    his lawyer says.

    According to Mahmoudi’s defense attorney, the ally of late Muammar Gaddafi is in critical condition and can die from the injuries he received during tortures.




  42. (In the first photo is Abdulmajeed Saad, the unknown prosecutor of the occupation regime from Tripoli, who wanted to become famous and make a career of executing Libyans.

    Here's the text of the statement of Abdulmajeed Saad,
    which was broadcast at 24th March :
    "I feel proud that I was the reason for bringing of Abdullah Sannusi [head of the Libyan Intelligence Service in Libyan Jamahiriya], Baghdadi Mahmudi [Secretary of the General People's Committee in Libyan Jamahiriya]
    and Ayman Abdel-Hamid al-Saih [ambassador of Libyan Jamahiriya in Marocco]
    because I was commissioned to prepare the records and documents for those criminals [for occupational regime all patriots are criminals].

    Indeed, worked diligently for months to do so. The result was impressive for the prosecutors in the states where these remnants [he call this way people who resist] reside.

    I contacted the citizens who have problems and who have been mistreated by those.
    Indeed, I went to them in their homes and opened files delineating their complaints to give the matter the legal shape.
    After introducing them to the Public Prosecution in the brotherly and friendly countries. I was successful, praise to Allah. I also completed preparing the file of the mercenaries who were brought by Fouad Riani [he is patriot and Green activist in Egipt, regime want to kill him]
    to kill the rebels and cause the abortion revolution.

    I will not rest until I bring all thugs of the former regime to Libya which is free. I say here that I using my private car in my movements to search for proofs to convict all those who fled.

    I persuade citizens to lodge complaints against the suspects.

    Actually I succeeded and the list is long and all of them will appears in front of me.

    Their fate is either the death penalty or life imprisonment.

    Long live for Libya, free and independent. I am behind you, thugs and time will not be long."

    This is literally the text of this Rat’s statement.


  43. ICC 5 September2012Minute 05:25

    Interviewer:We have, one the line, Mr. Abdul Majeed Saad (Majeed),DeputyProsecutor General,he was also in Mauritania and also aboard with
    the criminal Abdullah AlSenussi
    greetings Mr. Abdul Majeed

  44. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/world/africa/senussi-qaddafi-spy-chief-is-extradited-to-libya.html?_r=0

    September 5, 2012 Abdul Majid Saad, Libya's deputy general prosecutor Mauritania

    December 21, 2011 “Seif al-Islam can have a local or an international lawyer said Abdul Majid Saad, Libya’s deputy general prosecutor


  45. Tripoli Court of Appeals Tuesday 26 -3-2013 announced the postponement of the trial of
    Abu Zaid Dorda on April 23, 2013

    1. https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/522399_495577730522094_1044773673_n.jpg

      Dr Dorda

  46. Goverment ruled prisons ?

    “Senussi was flown into Metiga airbase

    early this afternoon and transferred by helicopter to Hadba Al-Khadra prison”,
    said Rat Colonel Mohammed Gwaider, the prison governor.

    they are treated normally according to the prison’s rules says Khalid al-Sharif


    Khalid al-Sharif, known as Abu Hazem head of so-called `National Guard

    The Deputy Minister of Defense is now Khalid al-Sharif, the former military commander of the LIFG.

    Abel Hakim Belhadj, the commander of the Tripoli Military Council

    The 17th of February brigade was formed by Abelhakim Belhadj, the former emir of the LIFG.


    the February 17 Brigade, the latter two of which operate in coordination with the Libyan Ministry of Defense


    1. Khalid al-Sharif, known as Abu Hazem head of so-called `National Guard :

      21 3 2013 National Guard headquarters plateau region .. College of the Armed People previously
      4 Detainees killed today in the National Guard at the hands of the commander Khalid Sharif
      parents were told that they died as a result of the disease
      2012 According to Abdul Rauf Karah, the commander of the SSC’s Souk Al-Juma brigade,

      souq al juma rebels 2011 mitiga airbase

      Abdelrazag Elsharif Al Usta; DOB: 20/06/63; POB: Soguma,
      Abdelrazag Elsharif Elosta LIFG been convicted and sentenced in the United Kingdom in Jun. 2007 based on charges of terrorist funding.

      2012 Maitiga Hospital, a single-story compound set on a former army base.
      The hospital and adjacent airport and army barracks had been the scene of fighting during the battle for Tripoli.
      Now there was a heavy presence of former rebels here;
      some were guarding Qaddafi’s former ambassador to the United Nations, who had been badly beaten in one of many alleged revenge attacks against members of the deposed regime.

      2013 And what better way to do that than to ally with thuggish armed militias that hold democracy in contempt?

      There is an estimated number of 1,700 militia groups across the country, and especially in the north.

  47. Prisons not under control :

    وزير العدل صلاح المرغني

    Justice Minister Salah al-Mirghani :

    14 AboSaleem prisons in occupied Libya


    prisons SSC , Mitiga Tripoli , Misrata ,Benghazi


    abu saleem SSC

    Mohammed Abdullah Swuisi, head of the Supreme Security Committees

  48. https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/p480x480/253668_345612672217174_1852023378_n.png

    Abderraouf hater battalion commander Nawasi brigades tripoli

    The new anti-drug brigade, the "Quat Rida al Khaasa",
    although nominally part of the government-run Supreme Security Council (SSC),
    is controlled by Abdul-Raof Karrah.

    This well-known figure is head of the powerful Tripoli militia, the Nawasi brigade, and widely seen as hard line Islamist.


    Wissam bin Ahmed (Commander, Libya Shield 1) and Muhammad al-Gharabi (Commander, Rafa' al-Sahti Brigade, Libya Shield 2

  49. Tripoli, 10 April 2013: TRIALS PURE REVENGE

    The Supreme Military Court today opened and adjourned proceedings against 24 foreign engineers accused of helping Qaddafi’s forces repair military installations to be used against NATO aircraft during the revolution.

    The defendants are 19 Ukrainians, three Belorussians and two Russians.

    They maintain that they are oil field workers.

    Defence lawyers requested more time to consult with their clients.

    The judges reset the trial date for early May.


    10 April 2013 The wife of a hunger-striking Libyan journalist has told Amnesty International of her disbelief that her husband has been imprisoned and denied bail for 'offending' the judiciary under an al-Gaddafi-era law.

    Amara al-Khattabi, the editor-in-chief of al-Umma newspaper,
    was arrested last December and has been on hunger strike since 28 February in protest at his detention.

    He was arrested a month after his newspaper published a list of 84 judges allegedly involved in corruption.

    His wife Masara al-Ghussain declared a hunger strike in his support on Sunday, after al-Khattabi was transferred to a hospital on 4 April due to his deteriorating health.

    "All he did was to publish a list of judges," his wife told Amnesty International.


  50. 24 foreign engineers accused of helping Qaddafi’s forces repair military installations :

    Who are these two guys in Tripoli on August 22th, seen at 0:48 in this AP video?
    Tripoli 22 8 11 طرابلس

    Uploaded by freeeeelibyan on Aug 23, 2011

    One looks like an European from the Balkans, the other is Black African, but not the skinny "African mercenary" type normally seen on YouTube videos. Both are built like wannabe Rambos and handle their weapons like real professionals.



    According to a Wall Street Journal article on Oct. 17, 2011, 20,000 tons of weapons were provided not to the Transitional National Council, but directly to militias run by Belhadj in 18 shipments.

    A dozen other Qatari-funded shipments came to Libyan rebels allied with the LIFG via Sudan.

    Sudan's role in Libya was previously made public over a year ago by the President of the National Transitional Council Mustapha Abdeljalil. What is new your analysis?

    The Sudanese role has been publicly acknowledged by both countries' leaderships, but it hasn't got much coverage even inside those countries, let along internationally.


    Sudanese mercenaries terrorists in Libya to support the rebels NATO

  51. April 10, 2013 at 3:02 PM 24 foreign engineers accused of helping Qaddafi’s forces repair military installations :

    UN Libya illegal weapons report :

    Transfers of military materiel in support of the Qadhafi forces

    104. Since its previous report, the Panel has continued to follow up on several cases, but has identified only attempts to transfer materiel in support of the Qadhafi forces.

    The Panel has been investigating allegations of a possible transfer of
    weapons to the Qadhafi regime in 2011.

    In this regard, the Panel wrote to the Libyan authorities in November 2012 to enquire about two officers allegedly involved in military procurement outside Libya.

    It is crucial to locate the officers, but no response has yet been received.

    105. Regarding the issue of foreign fighters,

    in July 2012, the Prosecutor General of the Libyan army,

    Brigadier General Massoud Arhouma,

    informed the Panel that a number of Eastern European fighters

    had been sentenced by a military tribunal for acting as mercenaries

    in support of the previous regime during the revolution
    and that a further number remained in Zintan awaiting trial.



    106. He also referred to a number of foreign fighters from countries in Africa who
    had been sentenced, noting that an unspecified number previously under arrest had
    been released.

    During a meeting with representatives of the Prosecutor General’s
    office in Tripoli in August 2012, the Panel was informed that the fighters were still awaiting trial.

    107. The Panel is following up in this regard and hopes to receive additional information from the Libyan authorities regarding the evidence that they possess against these individuals.

    http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N13/254/43/PDF/N1325443.pdf?OpenElement …

  52. Last year, a Libyan judge suspended the trial of former intelligence official Buzeid Dorda, who was charged with killing civilians and provoking civil war. The judge said the prosecutor’s office had failed to follow correct procedures.

    The case highlights one of the central challenges – the extent to which police, investigators and prosecutors are in a position to gather and use evidence of past abuses.

    “The biggest problem in the country is that there is a central government but no central power,”
    said Stefan Schmitt, director of the international forensics programme at Physicians for Human Rights.

    He has spent time in Libya gathering forensic evidence relating to crimes, some of which has been submitted to the ICC.


  53. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1Tl5LZ5BulA

    Jun 6, 2013 Misratah trials supporters of leader Kadhafi


    All of them have been subjected to torture throughout their many months of detention. 
    And the charge is to defend the homeland

    june 2012 The hero martyr (Ahmad Back Ahmed) this hero who died defending the headquarters of the state [against “Chadians”]

    6 6 2013 members of the judicial bodies protesting against the political isolation of the judges

    We are family of Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim
    We have been threatened many times by armed militias beyond the authority of the state and the law, which manages the prison
    We ask for all the guarantees humanity and give lawyers the right to visit

    The Tuesday evening kidnapping Massoud Ali al-Mahmoudi big brother of Dr. Baghdadi Mahmudi in the beautiful city by a gang of unidentified and fate unknown until now 5 june 2013

  54. brave dr Dorda : after a hearing in his trial on June 25, 2013 in Tripoli



  55. Bouzid Dorda


    So far, each court session has ended in an adjournment.

    more than 10 sessions and each time lack of evidence

  56. https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.alfatah.18/posts/1496714207227255

    Dr Abuzed Dorda: defend himself at the trial session on 22-06-2014

  57. July 24, 2014 Libya: ICC Judges Reject Sanussi Appeal

    An International Criminal Court (ICC) decision approving Libya’s bid to prosecute former intelligence chief Abdullah Sanussi comes down amid a near breakdown of Libya’s judicial system, Human Rights Watch said today. Sanussi is currently on trial in Libya for, among other charges, serious crimes related to his alleged role in trying to suppress the country’s 2011 uprising, though the proceeding against him raises serious due process concerns.

    On July 24, 2014, an ICC appeals chamber upheld an earlier pretrial chamber decision that held Sanussi's case was “inadmissible” and that Libya could therefore prosecute him domestically for the crimes outlined in the ICC’s arrest warrant. The higher chamber rejected Sanussi’s appeal and upheld the pretrial chamber, finding that Libya had demonstrated that it was investigating the same case as the one before the ICC and able and willing genuinely to carry out an investigation. The decision is final and no further appeal is available.

    “The Sanussi decision comes out at a time when the challenges facing Libya’s justice system continue to mount at an alarming pace,” said Richard Dicker, international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “Libya has done little to provide Sanussi with basic due process rights, like thousands of others detained across the country who remain without any meaningful access to a lawyer.”

    On October 24, a Libyan judge charged Sanussi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Muammar Gaddafi who is also an ICC suspect, and 35 others with serious crimes during the 2011 uprising, and ordered the case sent to trial. The trial began on March 24 in a specially designated courtroom in Al-Hadba Corrections Facility in Tripoli. Subsequent trial sessions took place on April 14, April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 22. The next session is scheduled for August 18.

    A recent Human Rights Watch investigation revealed that Libya has failed to grant Sanussi basic due process rights. On January 23, Human Rights Watch interviewed Sanussi in Al-Hadba Corrections Facility, where he is detained. Sanussi told Human Rights Watch that he had not had access to a lawyer of his choosing and described multiple interrogation sessions without legal counsel. Sanussi said he had not had the chance to review the evidence against him.


    / August 7, 2014 LIFG Report Transferring Saadi Gaddafi and Abdullah Senussi to Misrata


    List of political prisoners


    The wrongly condemned Slavs are not Libyan Justice’s business


    Secret and Incommunicado Detention of Benghazi Suspect Must Stop (Update)

  58. Trial Senussi with 22 other former regime officials

    Senussi’s trial began in April last year in Tripoli amid much confusion.

    Libya refused to allow access to the public or broadcast proceedings, and a monitor from Human Rights Watch was denied entry.

    For the ICC, the case sets an unhappy precedent, in which judges, having determined that a state can hold a fair trial, consider they have no responsibility to ensure fair trial promises are kept.

    1 jan. 2014
    38 senior Gaddafi-era officials


    On September 19, Libyan authorities started
    the pre-trial stage of domestic proceedings
    against one of Gaddafi’s sons, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi,
    his intelligence chief, Abdullah Sanussi,

    and 36 other senior Gaddafi-era officials.

    Al-Senussi, who faces the death penalty if convicted, is rumored to have been tortured
    on his arrival in Tripoli and to have attempted suicide while in Hudba al-Gassi,
    but these allegations were denied by the man responsible for keeping him behind bars,

    Khalid al-Sharif,
    a former member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and now the head of Libya’s National Guard (al-Sharq al-Awsat, September 20).

    Libya has suffered widespread bloodletting in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution.
    Over 1,200 people have been killed nationwide in the last two years, victims of revenge,
    power clashes and spiraling crime.


    Impunity was a serious problem. The scarcely functioning criminal courts struggled to try abusive Qadhafi-era officials, but generally skirted the pressing problem of abuses during the year by post-Qadhafi militias, in part because of militia intimidation of judges. When authorities did attempt to conduct trials, threats and acts of violence often influenced and curtailed judicial proceedings. Aside from adopting but not yet implementing legislation to provide a new legal framework and sponsoring dialogues on its implementation throughout the country, the government did not take concrete steps by year's end to advance transitional justice.
    There were rare investigations and still fewer prosecutions of those believed to have committed abuses.

    2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – Libya

  59. Sun May 10, 2015
    Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi who fled abroad during Libya's 2011 revolution and was extradited from Niger last year appeared in a Tripoli court on Sunday at the start of a trial
    on murder charges but the judge adjourned his case until July.

    "The trial of Saadi Gaddafi has been adjourned today by the court of south Tripoli until July 19," the chief of the investigation office of the attorney-general, Sadiq Al-Sour, told Reuters. "The defence lawyers had asked for more time to read the case file and prepare for a plea."
    Saadi Gaddafi faces charges of killing a football player and unlawful imprisonment.

    Since the 2011 fall of Gaddafi, Libya has slipped deeper into chaos
    with two rival governments and the armed factions that back them fighting for control.

    Islamist militants have gained ground during the period of lawlessness.


    14 November 2014: UN not allowed private meeting with Saadi during prison visit |

    The visit has only come to public attention after the head of the investigation department for the General Attorney's office, Sadiq Al-Sour, cited .
    Tripoli, 26 April 2014:
    Saadi Qaddafi will not be appearing in court tomorrow, when his brother Saif and 37 regime-era officials will stand trial.
    “He will not be in court because he is still under investigation,” Head of the Investigations Department for the Attorney General’s Office and its spokesman,
    Sadiq Al-Sour told the Libya Herald.

    He said that because Saadi was facing a special criminal case, investigations were expected to take a long time.
    This criminal case is understood to be the killing of footballer and coach Bashir Al-Rayani in 2006.


    In other developments, Interpol has issued a red notice for Assaadi Gaddafi,
    one of the ousted Libyan leader’s sons “for allegedly misappropriating properties through force and armed intimidation when he headed the Libyan Football Federation.”
    The 38-year-old was last seen in Niger according to Interpol.

  60. 2011-03-04 Fifteen names Interpol wanted in addition to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
    7 - Saadi Gaddafi
    1- عبد القادر البغدادي
    2- ابوزيد دورده
    3- ابوبكر يونس
    4- عائشة القذافي
    5- هانيبال القذافي
    6- معتصم القذافي
    7- الساعدي القذافي
    8- سيف الاسلام القذافي
    9- يوسف الدبري
    10- معتوق محمد معتوق
    11- سعيد محمد قذاف الدم
    12- خميس معمر القذافي
    13- محمد معمر القذافي
    14- سيف العرب معمر القذافي
    15- عبدالله السنوسي

  61. Reda Thawargi said he was locked up for two and-a-half years before he was released and Saadi
    begged him for his support to quell the uprising.
    He was eventually freed in February.
    Reda was a close friend of the dictator’s son for 13 years.

    They both played football for Tripoli’s Al Ahli football club and spent two years together in Italy drinking
    and ­partying.

    http://feb17.info/news/colonel-gaddafis-saadi-locked-up... /
    However, Saadi became ­infuriated by Reda’s refusal to sleep with him and put him on trial in a Libyan court – but without a specific charge. Reda said: “The judge told me, ‘if Saadi says you have done wrong, then you must go to prison’.”

    http://feb17.info/news/colonel-gaddafis-saadi-locked-up... /

    I wonder how much longer this crap is going to be revealed.

  62. 4 lawyers involved over 38 months in Bouzaid Dorda's trail have pulled out
    after receiving death threats
    The Attorney General, Abdel-Aziz Abdel-Hamid, has announced that the trials of senior Libyan officials will start on Tuesday, 5 June 2012


  63. 20 Apr 2015

    the trial of 32 elements of the former Libyan regime hearing 20 April,


    20 Apr 2015

    18 “elements “
    17 11 2014

    24? “elements “



    24 ? “elements “

    The number should be 38 “elements “

    where is Mansour Dhaou ???

  64. Board member of the National Commission for Human Rights Libyan Abdel Moneim Qrimidh received the news of the implementation of physical liquidation of six military prisoners four days ago.

    سجن السكت Prison Assakt

    Qrimidh said to the German news agency (DPA) on Tuesday: «The witnesses inside the prison told the committee that the prisoners are military personnel who have been arrested since the year 2011
    in a prison« Assakt in the city of Misrata».

    29 okt. 2011 - La ville de Misrata en compterait un peu moins de 2 000,
    selon Human Rights Watch.

    Nous avons déjà libéré environ 80 personnes", assure M. Beit Al-Maal.


    Khalifa al-Zwawi, a judge who heads Misrata's transitional council
    "The coordinates we gave Nato [of our positions] were correct," he told the Guardian.

  65. Qaddafi regime Foreign Minister Abdulati Al-Obeidi and Mohamed Al-Zway, the former secretary of the General People’s Congress, were found not guilty by a Tripoli court today. However, the Attorney General says he is appealing against the decisions and has ordered the two men to be returned to prison pending the appeal.

    However, Al Sadiq al-Sour,

    an official from the prosecutor general's office,
    told a news conference soon afterwards that the two would
    remain in detention.
    "This case was a side case, they will be detained for investigation in a
    wider case," he said referring to a probe of war crimes and other
    alleged abuses by officials including Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and
    intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi.
    17 June, 2013 18:36

    10 Jun 2014
    Libya has a new Attorney General, al Sadiq al Sour. Radwan has reached retirement age.

  66. http://www.zangetna.com/t75107-topic
    الاثــــلاثاء 3/9/2013
    1 - Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim Mansour in his presence: death (discretionary) under any
    Libyan Penal Code.
    2 - Walid Abdul Qadir Denon in his presence: death (retribution) attributed to any punishment
    The legislation of the Islamic religion.
    Five soldiers sentenced to death, three others to ten years in prison

    8 November 2012 :
    Five soldiers have been sentenced to death for crimes committed during last year’s revolutions, while three others face ten years imprisonment. The judgement, passed by Benghazi’s Permanent Military Council, relates to charges of war crimes, human rights violations and rape in Eastern Libya in the early days of the conflict.
    The men sentenced to execution, by shooting, are  Brigadier General Ghaith Ahmed Abdul-Rahim Abo-Asbaa, Brigadier General Saad Mohamad Nasr Abdul-Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Taher Abu-Bakr Taher Mohamed, Captain Khaled Muftah Ali Akremi and Lieutenant Mohamad Muftah Mohamed. The men given prison spells are Corporals Otman Ahmed Ashkoob Arab, Mohamed Awad Milad Omar and Mukhtar Ahmed Hanna Ahmed, they have also been discharged from military service.
    41 members into militair court
    The prosecutors at the trial, which is being held at a military base in the eastern city of Benghazi, have accused the 41 men of murder and aiding prisoners to escape.
    Intisar al-Agili, a Benghazi representative of the ruling National Transitional Council, told Reuters the trial had been postponed to February 15. "The delay is based on the requests of the 15-lawyer defence team to review the evidence... and on the requests of some detainees who want to hire their own lawyers," she said

    AFP | Apr 23, 2012 | 23:53
    The NTC has also appointed top officials of the justice ministry and the general prosecutor's office to help prepare the case under the leadership of Ahmed Al Jehani, its envoy to the ICC.On April 30, Libya is expected to challenge the jurisdiction of the ICC, which has called for Seif Al Islam's "immediate" transfer to the Hague.The North African nation must argue before ICC judges why Qadhafi's son should be put in the dock in Libya and prove that the country is capable of conducting such a trial.
    "These steps show that Libya is fully committed and capable of trying Seif Al Islam Qadhafi
    and [former intelligence chief] Abdullah Senussi in Libya," Kib said.
    Tripoli has been at loggerheads with the Hague-based ICC over who has the right to bring former regime figures to justice.

  67. Eye on the General National Congress, June 15 - June 30, Sadiq al-Sour’s appointment as Attorney General
    GNC Member and Official Spokesman Omar Humaidan noted that in regards to the first item,
    the GNC has issued a decree appointing Sadiq al-Sour to the post of Attorney General and must take the legal oath before the GNC.
    The GNC held its last session following the Supreme Constitutional Court‘s ruling declaring Ahmed Maiteeq’s election “unconstitutional.” The GNC affirmed its commitment to uphold the Court ruling.

    The Supreme Judicial Council was surprised by the GNC’s decree to dismiss
    Attorney General Abdulgader Jumaa Radwan
    and appoint Sadiq al-Sour as Chief Prosecutor to the Office of the Attorney General.
    The Supreme Judicial Council emphasized that the GNC decree encroaches on the judiciary, whose independence is guaranteed in the Constitutional Declaration.
    Attorney General Abdulqader Radwan has written to both the presidents of both  Supreme Court and the Judges High Council  requesting them to take a clear stand against the interference of the General National Congress (GNC) in the judiciary.
    Radwan referred to the GNC session of 10 June in which he, Radwan was dismissed and Sadiq Al-Sour appointed in his place, saying he considers this to be GNC obstruction of the authority of judiciary authority. Al-Sour has thus far declined to accept the appointment.
    “It was just a desperate reaction against the Supreme Court ruling on the illegality of Maetig’s election,” Congressman Abdullah Ghmati told Libya Herald.
    19th June, 2014
    In its 11th meeting of 2014, held on Monday, the Council discussed the issue of the recent dismissal of Abdulqader Radwan and the appointment of Sadiq Al-Sour as his replacement.
    Sour, for his part,turned down the appointment citing his desire to respect the rule of law and proper processes in place for such appointments. Radwan wrote a letter to the Council asking it
    to take a clear stand against the actions of the GNC. Following Tuesday’s meeting the Council released a statement saying that the jurisdiction of the appointment of Attorney General
    belongs to the Supreme Judicial Council and is based on a decision made by the Council,
    a decision based on very specific articles in the laws regarding the judicial system.
    Furthermore, the Council stated that it considers the GNC’s actions
    regarding the General Attorney an infringement of the legislative authority on the judicial authority.

  68. Al Sadiq al-Sour, an official from Libya's prosecutor general office, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli June 17, 2013.
    Sour said that a trial involving Saif al-Islam, Senussi and others would begin in the first half of August: "This will be a big trial involving all the defendants together. Trying them individually will weaken the case."

    14 April 2014
    The trial began a day after interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni announced his resignation after an attack on his family and following the ousting of the previous prime minister barely a month ago
    Libyan prosecutors opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons
    and more than two dozen of his ex-officials on Monday (April 14) in a major test for the North African state's transition to a democracy.
    Gaddafi's sons Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam did not appear in the courtroom at Tripoli's Al-Hadba prison.
    "Seif al-Islam Muammar al-Gaddafi, at the rehabilitation centre in Zintan,
    as well as Mansour Daaw, Milad Daman and four others accused were not brought to court,"
    said Chief investigator Sadiq al-Sour.

    Defendants held in Misrata transferred to Tripoli for court hearing
    By Libya Herald staff.17 November 2014:
    The eight Qaddafi-regime era officials being held in Misrata were transferred to Tripoli to appear in court yesterday as part of a slow-moving trial that includes Qaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam.
    There were 31 defendants in the dock at Tripoli Appeals Court in Hadba Prison yesterday, including the eight from Misrata,
    the Head of the Investigations department at the Attorney General’s office,
    Sadiq Al-Sour told the Libya Herald.

    Another defendant was transferred from a prison facility at Mitiga Airport, he said.
    There had been no previous mention of one of the defendants being detained in Mitiga, and it is not yet clear who this individual was.
    Al-Senussi is now being held in the small maximum security Hudba al-Gassi prison in Tripoli, where many former members of the Qaddafi regime are being held. The current roster of prisoners in the facility includes three former Prime Ministers and former military intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kharroubi.
    Khalid al-Sharif
    20/09/2012 Yesterday, there were reports that Abdullah al-Senussi had been transferred to hospital as a result of torture. Is this true?
    [al-Sharif] These stories are completely untrue.
    December 13, 3:47 PM By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 13 December 2014: Ahead of tomorrow’s court hearing in the trial of Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi
    and 31 regime-era officials,
    the Minister of Justice in the Tripoli-based administration of Omar Al-Hassi
    has accused Zintan officials of scuppering efforts for Saif's attendance via video-link.
    “I and the whole cabinet have been looking to execute justice and have Saif under the authority of the courts,” Mustafa Al-Glaib told the Libya Herald.


  69. Tripoli, 12 January 2015:
    The long-running postponement saga of the Tripoli trial of top regime figures continued yesterday when the latest hearing was opened and adjourned until 25 January.The accused included Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi
    and 36 other senior officials of the former regime,
    including the once-feared former security chief Abdullah Senussi.
    Last year they appeared seven times in the special court room in Habda prison where they are all confined, with the exception of Saif Islam. On each occasion the hearings were put back. In the main, the delays were requested by defence lawyers who wished more time to prepare their cases.
    However since fighting broke out in August, a number of defence lawyers has failed to turn up and been fined LD 50 by the court. There have also been problems gathering both prosecution and defence witnesses.
    Last year Saif Islam appeared in the courtroom via a video link from Zintan where he is being held. Yesterday, as at the two previous hearings, there was no video feed to bring the man who was once Qaddafi’s heir apparent into the court room. As before, technical problems were cited, though it is assumed that since they were ejected from theTripoli and their stronghold at the now-destroyed international airport, the Zintanis are refusing to take part in the proceedings.
    The case against the accused opened in 2012. They are variously accused of genocide, killing of unarmed civilians, abuses of power, human rights abuses, employing mercenaries and encouraging rape as a weapon of war.

    If found guilty many of the defendants face the death penalty.

    Jan 11 2015 Top Qaddafi regime trial adjourned yet again

    1. h, thanks for all this digging and sharing. Luckily none went to spam this time, but I checked just in case. :) These might be worth compiling into a post on trial progress, maybe this weekend finally.

    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNoSYcRerxo&feature=youtu.be

      Clinton emails reveal how West had a plan b for Gaddafi
      Behind the scenes of 2011 Libya's bombing campaign. Hillary Clinton's close ally in his private emails to then Secretary of State have been leaked to the press. They reveal how the UK and France were struggling to get a larger piece of the Libyan cake. Britain is using intelligence to dictate the actions of both the Libyan rebels and the Gaddafi regime - one email said. Diplomats maintained contact with the embattled government to protect British positions in case the unrest didn't end in a change of power. Plus, they were in talks with Gaddafi's son Saif in case he takes over power from his father. The UK also teamed up with France - according to another email - in order to establish a semi-autonomous zone in the East, basically encouraging the country's split following Gaddafi's fall. The idea came from Nicolas Sarkozy's advisers. The reason - the brand-new Libyan government failed to appropriately reward French firms with contracts. But who's the source? Sidney Blumenthal - former aide to President Bill Clinton. He's said to be on the Clinton Foundation payroll. Blumenthal was also advised US firms who were seeking Libyan contracts. Hillary Clinton wanted to bring him to the State Department back in 2009, but President Obama's aides prevented the appointment. Catherine Shakdam, Middle East consultant and Associate for the Beirut Center in In the Now.


      Libya trial of ex-Gaddafi officials: judge ended session & announced sentencing of defendants to be on July 28, 2015

    3. http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/politics/2015/2/10/gaddafi-loyalists-lose-lustre-in-courts-dull-setting
      37 ex-Gaddafi officials/ 10 February 2015 , according to the photo 24

      38 ex-Gaddafi officials/ April 14, 2014
      The general prosecutor announced plans to open a trial of 38 former officials in the Gaddafi government on April 14, 2014, including another Gaddafi son, Saif al-Islam,

      On July 31, 2013, the Misrata Appeals Court convicted Ahmed Ibrahim and Walid Dabnoon for crimes committed during Libya’s 2011 uprising, including murder and kidnapping, and sentenced them to death by firing squad. Lawyers for Ibrahim, a former Gaddafi-era official, and Dabnoon, a volunteer fighter in 2011 with pro-Gaddafi forces, told Human Rights Watch they were not able to meet with their clients privately or to question key witnesses. Ibrahim and Dabnoon appealed the conviction on September 22 to set in motion the process for a Supreme Court review of the death sentences.

      “These tainted sentences contradict Libya’s commitment to uphold international fair trial standards,” said Joe Stork, acting Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “Given the number of people now on death row, and the general state of disarray in Libya’s justice system, Libya should impose an immediate moratorium on capital punishment.”

      Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights
      Council of Europe
      Strasbourg, FRANCE
      + 33 (0)3 88 41 34 21
      + 33 (0)3 90 21 50 53

      But the international community — and particularly those countries
      that participated in the NATO-led air campaign — has also failed to make good on its repeated promises to help Libyans rebuild their country.

      The U.N. Security Council authorized military intervention in Libya in the name
      of the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine, and therefore has a special responsibility to address grave ongoing crimes, including crimes against humanity and mass unlawful killings.

      And yet despite its own resolution pledging to remain "seized" of the situation
      in Libya, it has tragically failed to do so. To send an unambiguous signal,
      it should add Libyan officials and militia leaders responsible for serious human rights abuses to the U.N. sanctions list, as envisioned in U.N. Security Council Resolution 1970.


      The UN Charter is the principle law to end wars; designed by the US to produce that result

    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXSCLIlh17o

      Gaddafi Releases 110 Islamists Militants, Part Of Reconcilation Program (Feb 16, 2011)

      Compare the well fed people released in 2010/2011

      with the skinny, unhealthy appearance of the 38 (?) detainees :

      الجزء الأول من كلمة الأستاد بوزيد الدورده أمام محكمة المليشيات 20-5-2015

      الاسد المناضل ابوزيد دوردة::مجمع الهضبة انتهاكا تاما لمفهوم العدالة
      May 3, 2015

      جلسة محاكمة عدد من رموز النظام السابق يوم الأثنين / 13 - 4 - 2015

      محاكمة رموز النظام السابق 29-03-2015

      المناظل البغدادي المحمودي يتكلم عن معاناة الاحرار داخل سجون المليشيات 8-3-2015
      Baghdadi Mahmudi speaks about the suffering inside prisons 03/08/2015


      Mar 8, 2015
      جزء من جلسة محاكمة عدد من رموز النظام السابق
      Part of the trial a number of symbols of the former regime session

      محاكمة رموز نظام القذافي في ليبيا : جلسة يوم 11-01-2015
      تاريخ البث: 22/02/2015


      استئناف محاكمة رموز النظام السابق في ليبيا
      Published on Oct 3, 2013

      محاكمة عبدالله السنوسي و ابوزيد دورده و 38 شخصيه اخري
      Abdullah Senoussi trial and Abu Zaid Dorda and 38 other persons
      Sep 19, 2013

    5. And then below - is that like 50 comments in 2 days? That deserves an archive maybe. This is what I'll work on next...

  70. After the interview, on May 8, a senior government official told Human Rights Watch that the authorities would release the eighty-six members of the Muslim Brotherhood “in the coming weeks.” 
    In August, Seif al-Islam al-Qadhafi told al-Jazeera that the brotherhood members were among the 131 political prisoners slated for release.  “We will witness the release of prisoners from groups which no one would have thought would be pardoned, such as the Muslim Brotherhood and other jihadist groups,” he said.83
    On October 9, 2005, Libya’s Supreme Court granted the brotherhood members a retrial—apparently a compromise between government officials who had urged their release and those who demanded they stay.84  The first session took place on November 8 in front of what a media report called a “special court”
    on the grounds of the Police Academy in Tripoli, where the People’s Court used to convene.85  The presiding judge postponed the hearing until November 28 after a request by the defense. 
    As of January 10, 2006, he had postponed the trial three more times.86 In Human Rights Watch’s view, the authorities should immediately release the Muslim Brotherhood members or, if there is evidence that they used or planned to use violence, grant them a prompt and fair trial with international observers.

    1. 8 March 2004 After our interview Cordone visited Libya, where he issued an Amnesty report – the first in 15 years – criticising its human rights record. The following day, Libya released more than 1,000 prisoners.


      Amnesty's Claudio Cordone accuses anti-Gaddafi forces of war crimes

    2. "No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel treatment, inhuman or degrading treatment"

      Article V of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

      " لا يجوز إخضاع أحد للتعذيب ولا للمعاملة القاسية أو اللا إنسانية أو الحاطة بالكرامة"

      المادة الخامسة من الإعلان العالمي لحقوق الإنسان

      Head of Al-Hadba. Prison Khaled Al-Sharif
      Defence Minister Khaled al-Sherif

      Khalid al-Sharif is also the head of the Libyan National Guard
      which is under the Ministry of Defense
      and involved directly with the Border Guard, patrolling the borders
      and providing security for Libyan oil installations.



      The documents show a list of ammunition, rocket launchers and mortar shells
      to be exported by Tehnoremont and MDI to an official named as Khaled Sherif, apparently acting on behalf of the Libyan Ministry of Defence.

      “Hudba el-Gassi” prison, particularly former Gaddafi spy-chief Abdullah al-Senussi. This prison was built at the former site of the Military College in south-east Tripoli and can hold a maximum of 100 prisoners.

      الكلية العسكرية (طرابلس)
      Military College tripoli الكلية الحربية طرابلس
      32°50'22"N   13°12'12"E

    3. http://www.npr.org/2011/11/12/142243303/families-of-prisoners-pressure-libyas-new-leaders

      At least 40 men were being held inside, according to family members
      of the detainees.
      Many of these men were arrested during night raids on their
      houses by armed units soon after Tripoli was liberated by rebel forces in
      late August, they said.
      The jailers are a brigade of fighters whose commander is Hakim Belhaj,
      a former Guantanamo detainee whose military prowess helped free Tripoli.

      Guards present on Tuesday wouldn't say how many men were held inside.

      However, they and many family members said the detainees were being
      treated with a modicum of respect: The men have been allowed family
      visits, are fed twice a day and are allowed exercise.
      Several protesters conceded that their relatives held positions within
      Gadhafi's security apparatus. What remained unclear to them was why they
      were arrested, what evidence classified them as security threats, and who
      signed an order for them to be picked up.

      Since 27 Feb 2011 : The following is a Preliminary Black List (to be completed very shortly) of Libyan personalities who represent the financial striking arm of Qaddafi’s regime.

      Some of the following names are Libyan officials and sons of Libyan officials.
      21- Masaab Mustafa al-Kharoubi


      Hunting lists circulating since March 2011 nr 354.
      Mansour Daou Gaddafi battalion private guards Sabha

    4. 2012-04-09
      Professor Rajab Ali Abudabos, was abducted and held incommunicado by the new Libyan regime

      It is believed that he is still being held in unknown conditions
      at the prison of the Military Academy in Tripoli.
      There are many other professors known to be among the thousands of prisoners held without trial, who did not partake in hostilities, such as Dr Ali Abdalaziz Manaa and Dr Khamis Atbaiga believed to be held in prisons at Misurata.

      Faisal Krekshi, 55, now head of the recently renamed Tripoli University took a former dean to prison

      However under the new government, there are estimates in the "tens of thousands" of political prisoners, and with an estimated death toll of around one hundred thousand during the intense fighting last year

      Some of the 1000ths of prisoners held incommunicado
      بشير احميد ربى يفك Bashir Humaid Fugo

      الاسير :بشير أهليل الراقوبي الوملي القدافي
      الاسير :وسيم عبدالله الراقوبي الوملي القدافي
      الاسير:احمد فرج الراقوبي الوملي القدافي
      الاسير:عبدالسلام محمد الراقوبي الوملي القدافي
      الاسير :جمال اهليل الراقوبي الوملي القدافي

      الشيخ على بوصوة Sheikh Ali Bossoh

      Sheik Khalid Tantoush Sentenced to Life in Prison
      Amnesty International has not sent researchers to Libya in 2015 due to heightened security

    5. Jun 23, 2013

      Mitiga Air Base prison under the authority of the Tripoli Supreme Security Committee
      Hashim humans /Bashir :


      received 37 detainees belonging to the former regime.


      In late 2011, the transitional government headed by Abdul Rahim al-Keeb
      granted the Supreme Security Committee (SSC) official recognition as a parallel police force.96
      According to the then leader of SSC Benghazi, Fawzi Wanis al-Gaddafi, in April 2012.

      Similarly, the spokesperson of the Western Division of Der’ Libya said in April 2012
      that the capture of azlam
      was one of the unit’s central tasks. This view was echoed by leading figures in the SSC Tripoli
      in con-versations with the author in March and April 2013. Inter-view with the spokesperson of the Western Division of Der’ Libya, 12 April 2012,

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUCmfurrs-M&feature=relmfu; “Leader of SSC Benghazi: SSC to Be Dis-solved within Six Months if Objectives Achieved”, Quryna, 4 April 2012, www.qurynanew.com/32554.

      In September 2011 Abderrezak al-Aradi, a leading Muslim Brother and NTC member,
      helped set up the Supreme Security Committee (SSC) in Tripoli.

      Other prominent representatives include Deputy Interior Minister Omar al-Khadrawi
      and the deputy head of the Benghazi SSC, Fawzi Wanis al-Gaddafi.33

      26.The mandate of the General National Congress (GNC)
      also expired in February 2014.9

      After the Misrata-led Libya Dawn alliance took control of Tripoli in August,
      some members of the former GNC declared Omar al-Hassi prime minister,
      in opposition to the Tobruk-based parliament.

      Judicial System and Transitional Justice
      Libya’s justice system suffered serious setbacks.

      Militias attacked judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and witnesses, causing the closure of courts and prosecutors’ offices in Benghazi, Derna, Sirte, and Sebha, and a near breakdown of the justice system.

    6. Attorney Gen Abdel Qader Radwan : cases of 19 senior ex-regime officials to be referred to Tripoli court on 19 September 2013
      1 ـ سيف الإسلام معمر القذافي .
      2 ـ عبدالله امحمد السنوسي عامر مدير إدارة الاستخبارات العسكرية ـ سابقاً .
      3 ـ البغدادي علي المحمودي أمين اللجنة الشعبية العامة سابقاً .
      4 ـ ميلاد سالم ميلاد دامان مدير فرع جهاز الأمن الداخلي طرابلس سابقاً .
      5 ـ منصور ضو إبراهيم ضو آمر الحرس الشعبي سابقاً .
      6 ـ محمد بلقاسم يوسف الزوي أمين مؤتمر الشعب العام سابقاً .
      7 ـ عبدالعاطي العبيدي أمين اللجنة الشعبية العامة للاتصال الخارجي والتعاون الدولي سابقاً .
      8 ـ أبوزيد عمر دوردة رئيس جهاز الأمن الخارجي سابقاً .
      9 ـ عبدالحفيظ محمود الزليتني أمين اللجنة الشعبية العامة للتخطيط والمالية سابقاً .
      10 - حسني الوحيشي الصادق الكبير أمين الشئون القانونية وحقوق الإنسان بمؤتمر الشعب العام سابقاً
      11 ـ محمد احمد الشريف أمين جمعية الدعوة الإسلامية سابقاً .
      12 ـ جبريل عبدالكريم الكاديكي آمر ركن السلاح الجوي سابقاً .
      13 ـ محمد أبوبكر الديب الكاتب العام للجنة الشعبية العامة سابقاً .
      14 - عويدات غندور النوبي مدير إدارة الشئون الإدارية والمالية بمكتب الاتصال باللجان الثورية سابقاً
      15 ـ عبدالمجيد المبروك القعود مدير جهاز النهر الصناعي سابقاً .
      16 - عبدالحميد عمار أوحيدة مساعد مدير إدارة الاستخبارات العسكرية سابقاً .
      17 ـ عمران محمد عمران الفرجاني آمر حرس السواحل وامن الموانئ سابقاً .
      18 ـ عامر علي الدليو مدير مصلحة الجمارك سابقاً .
      19 ـ منذر المختار رمضان الكاتب العام للجنة الشعبية العامة للأمن العام سابقاً

    7. 15 3 2014 Misrata court :
      1 - Sheikh Mohammed civil Alchuirv (7 years). Age 86

      2 - Mohammed Allowaar (life sentence).
      3 - Hossam Hached (25 years ).
      4 - Nizar Ohabayl (7 years).
      5 - Obeid Obeid Ramadan (7 years).
      6 - Mustafa Saboun (7 years).
      7 - Abdul Baset Gwena (life sentence).
      8 - Shaker Matouk (7 years).
      9 - Majeed Alnaqrat (7 years).
      10 - Muhammad Hassan Amor (6 years).
      11 - Muammar Abshir (3 years).

      09/25/2014 Misrata
      The execution of the symbols of the former regime
      Names: Abdul Wahid Bousnina Warfali, Mahmoud Salem Grira Warfali


    8. 15-04-2014 23 symbols of the former regime


      In total, 23 of the 37 defendants were in court.

      Seven are being held in the city of Misrata to the east of Tripoli,
      and as with Saif “security reasons” were given for not bringing them to Tripoli.

      The other six were not publicly accounted for, though one defence lawyer told reporters that four were believed to be on bail and not to have been given notice
      of the hearing.
      One of those is said to have “left the country” for medical treatment.

      Prison officials, who are said to answer to the defence ministry rather than the justice ministry, refused to allow relatives, some lawyers and some journalists inside for the hearing, without giving a reason.

      They also refused to admit Hanan Saleh, the local representative of Human Rights Watch (HRW), although she had previously been promised access
      by the chief prosecutor, Siddiq al-Sur, she said.
      “They assured me that it would be an open session,” she said.

      Mr Senussi’s secretary, Hamid Ohaida, complained that his client had been previously cleared and then re-arrested without explanation.

      Dorda is being tried with 36 other senior officials from the former government

      Gripping the bars of the cage holding 28 defendants in a Tripoli Courtroom on Wednesday,
      former head of the Libyan external intelligence agency Abuzeid Dorda
      pulled himself to a standing position.
      Both his legs were broken in a fall whilst in custody in 2011 and he cannot stand unaided. 

      “I deny all charges,” he began, in an indistinct voice.
      He was handed a microphone that did not work,
      then continued: “The charges are fabricated and false and,
      as I said in the previous session, they are outrageous and I reject all of them.

      It was not clear why six defendants, including former Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, were not present.
      Four further missing defendants are not currently detained but, al-Sour said,

      apart from one now confined to a psychiatric hospital, were expected to be present for the verdict.


    9. https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSGiciFjsj_IjmSCl3aTBXTytW3xo0VIOV9ky6TX6lVG4CyFEfg

      1 Abu Zaid Dorda

      2 عبدالله الحجازي Abdullah Hijazi

      3 عبدالرحمن الصيد الزوي Abdal Rahman Azied Zway

      4 Abdelati al-Obeidi

      5 مصباح العروسي‬‎ Musbah Aroussi

      Arrested Ali Abdulrahman Azied Zway on his farm with his children August 24, 2011


      Abu Zaalouk who leads the hunting battle with opposition forces found Bashir Saleh and four children on his family farm
      ( Abu Zaalouk = Aly R. Abuzaakouk NFSL? )


      About 100 forces loyal to Gadhafi, including a high-ranking officer, fled across the border into Tunisia,
      said Mohammed Ali Abdallah, spokesman for National Front for the Salvation of Libya. He said the rebels detained 14 members of Gadhafi’s forces.

      6 Mohamed Belgassem al-Zwai born 14 May 1952 ,he is in custody
      since 8 September 2011



      Mohamed Belgassem al-Zwai ?

      7 Hosni Louhichi Deputy Mohammed al-Zwai

      8 Al-Mabruk Zahmul

      9 Amer Salah Tirfas,

      Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmudi (C), Mabrouk Zhmul (R) and Amer Saleh Tervas (L)


      who is sitting R of Dr Dorda ?



    10. 10 Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi Sunday 24 June 2012 extradited by Tunisia




      Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi (C), Libya's former prime minister,Born: 1945 ,Zawiya

      who is sitting R ?

      Former Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi (left) and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdul Ati al-Obeidi

      11 Mustafa Al-Kharroubi
      Major General Mustafa al-Kharroubi, a member of the Libyan Revolutionary Command,
      walks with South African President Jacob Zuma (left) upon his arrival at the Tripoli Airport.
      Muammar Gaddafi has accepted a road map for ending the conflict in Libya,
      Zuma said on Sunday after leading a delegation of African leaders at talks in Tripoli.April 11 2011

      12 Jouseph Aldbera
      Jouseph was born in Niger , married to a Lebanese, and his family is staying in the city (Hun) in southern Libya. He was running the Gaddafi guard

      -2011-03-04 Fifteen names of Interpol wanted in addition to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
      اسماء الخمسة عشر المطلوبين من الانتربول بالاضافة الي العقيد معمر القذافي
      9- يوسف الدبري
      Jouseph Adabri

      Jouseph Aldbera

      Sep 6, 2011 Maj. Gen. Jouseph anal turns himself in to the rebels of Misrata

      13 Mansour Dhaw


      Mansour Duou in Misurata prison


      14 Ayman Abdel-Hamid al-Saih [ambassador of Libyan Jamahiriya in Marocco]

      15 Mr Senussi’s secretary, Hamid Ohaida, complained that his client had been previously cleared
      and then re-arrested without explanation.


      16 Abdullah al-Senussi extradited by Mauritania on September 5 2012

      17 Abdallah Mansour extradited by Niger's government Feb 13 2014


      Abdallah Mansour ,secretary of the General Board of Radio and Television
      of the Libyan Jamahiriya,

      18 Saadi Qaddafi extradited by Niger 06 Mar 2014



      ten billion dollars

      November 14, 2014 “On 22 October, UNSMIL went to Hadba prison in Tripoli
      in order to visit a number of detainees including al-Saadi Qaddafi,”
      director of the human rights, transitional justice and rule of law division of UNSMIL Claudio Cordone said.
      “The prison authorities brought him to the presence of the UNSMIL team together with other detainees. However, the UNSMIL team declined to interview him or any of the other detainees as conditions for a meeting in private were not met.”


    11. Da’esh-run Tripoli Court to Deliver Verdict

      on Saif Gaddafi and Former Jamahiriya Officials July 28

      Libya’s ongoing violation of the rights of political prisoners
      has drawn condemnation from the Association of Libyan Lawyers,
      international human rights organizations, the Red Cross | Red Crescent,
      the International Criminal Court and the United Nations.


  71. Adel Abdullah El-Gehani,
    a father of seven who served as a colonel in the Libyan army,
    was arrested by Military Intelligence officials on Jan. 14,


    Ahmed Mohammed JEHANI Former General Counsel, Libyan National Oil Co3

    Ahmed al-Jehani, Libya's ICC envoy

    And btw the founder/funder of Ansar Sharia in Libya was a British citizen Mohamed AlJahani who's now in UK free.

    Ahmed Jehani, leader of the TNC Stabilization Team announced the formation of a Tripoli Security Committee


    The NTC has been coordinating stabilization efforts with the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and United Nations in order to incorporate lessons learned and best practices from Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Bosnia

  72. January 28 / Some more background on the February 17 Day of Rage Facebook page:

    It was first set up on January 28 (three days after protests began in Egypt)
    by a Swiss-based Libyan dissident
    named Hassa Al Djahmi.

    Over 20,000 users have “liked” the page.



    Thursday, November 16, 2006 Jahmi and his eldest son, Mohamed, met subsequently with a U.S. diplomat
    at the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli to express his gratitude for the U.S. help in his release,
    according to his brother and human rights groups.

    Human Rights Watch raised Fathi al-Jahmi’s case with Shukri Ghanem, the General Secretary of the General People’s Congress.  “I can assure you that the trial will be fair,” he said.78


    In 2004 the Libyan dissident Fathi al-Jahmi was sentenced to death for speaking to foreign officials about the human rights situation in the country. He remains in custody in spite of numerous calls for his release. Many journalists have been subjected to heavy prison sentences for minor criticisms of the ruling authorities. The Libyan authorities have been engaged in efforts to improve relations with other countries and their international image but there have been few reforms with respect to the treatment of HRDs.

    Front Line Defenders is a legally registered Irish charity Charity Number CHY 14029

    The first international organization to visit al-Jahmi was the U.S.-based
    Physicians for Human Rights (PHR),
    which sent a doctor to examine him in February 2005. 

    The organization found that al-Jahmi suffered from diabetes, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. 
    His “often haphazard care,” the group said, “has placed Mr. al-Jahmi at a significantly increased danger of a critical or fatal cardiovascular incident and severe kidney failure, among others.”72

  73. One Facebook group urging the Day of Anger, which had 4,400 members on Monday,
    had seen that number more than double to 9,600 by Wednesday following clashes in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city.

    Quryna newspaper said security forces and demonstrators clashed late on Tuesday in Benghazi,
    also eastern Libya, in what it branded the work of "saboteurs" among a small group of protesters.

    The director of the city's al-Jala hospital, Abdelkarim Gubeaili,
    told AFP that 38 people were treated for light injuries.

    Security forces intervened to halt a confrontation between Kadhafi supporters and the demonstrators, said the paper which is close to Colonel Kadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam.

  74. The Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), of which Mansur Kikhiya was a board member,

    araya human rights organization

    Husam Najjair,, al-Harati's brother-in-law


    A crash course in warfare followed for the Dublin born Najjair.“I am also a sniper.
    It’s not rocket science. You just hold your breath and shoot,” he added.

    Sep 9, 2009 To Prime Minister Gordon Brown
    Dear Prime minister,

    The Libyan League for Human Rights, a Libyan NGO in exile, member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and of the Euro-Mediterranean human rights network (EMHRN), is writing to you, on an urgent basis, to draw your attention to the unclear health conditions of Mr. Abdelbasit Al-Megrahi, the only person convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people and to the legal responsibilities of the UK government in his safety and the protection and preservation of his health

    I thank you for your attention to this important and urgent matter.

    Yours sincerely,Sliman Bouchuiguir (Ph-D)Secretary General

    The Libyan League for Human Rights does not have a website but can be contacted at allibyah@yahoo.com
    Araya Human Rights Organisation: September 2009 allibyah@yahoo.com .

  75. http://arayahro.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

    Irish activest in support of the families of Abosalim Massacre 18/9/2010

    In support of Flotilla and the ship Rachel Corrie in aid of Gaza 3,5 June 2010

    Front Line Defenders has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

    Front Line Defenders has been awarded partnership status with the Council of Europe "
    in the light of its active cooperation with the Council of Europe in the field of human rights defenders, in particular with the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights.

    Front Line Defenders has Observer Status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

    Front Line Defenders is a legally registered Irish charity Charity Number CHY 14029


    Mary Fitzgerald - Avaaz.org

    Mary, Alice, Luis, Pascal, Anna, Marie and the whole Avaaz team



    Delighted to pass the @Irishtimes foreign affairs correspondent baton to @RuadhanIT


    Mary Fitzgerald was introduced to us with a series of Islamist whitewash pieces in the Irish Times in 2006.
    For some reason, the Irish Times decided to print a long series of bland, pious whitewashes by Fitzgerald of Islam, Islamic history, Islamic teaching, Islamic clerics and Islamic organisations.

    Just as they do not understand the neo-cons, so the Irish Times reader does not understand the jihad. And this bland, politically-correct spin will keep them that way.

    1. 'We Know Where They Are'
      It is said that 8,000 people in Benghazi were government spies -- the rebels found their names in files kept by the secret police.
      Armed young men roam the streets at night, arresting regime supporters, but private acts of revenge take place as well.
      Salah Sharif, a former prison guard, was found dead with half his head blown off.

      Officially, it was labeled suicide. "Of course he was killed," says a man who spent seven years in prison and suffered at Sharif's hands. "He specialized in torturing and interrogating people. Especially Islamists."

      No one dares to go out at night, as rounds of machine gun fire thunder through the empty streets. National Council members are no longer seen in public and they're hard to reach for interviews. "There are death squads on both sides," says Nasser Buisier, who fled to the US when he was 17, but has returned for the revolution. Buisier's father is a former information minister,

      Ibrahim Buisir, an Irish citizen who has lived in the country for more than 20 years, was named by the American Treasury last year as the head of a European Al-Qaeda cell
      It also linked Buisir to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group which has attempted to assassinate Colonel Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, the Libyan leader, on at least two occasions.[The Sunday Times Sunday, 31 July, 2005 ]

  76. http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-s-conquest-of-africa-the-roles-of-france-and-israel/26886?print=1

    The FIDH, which is directly implicated in launching the war on Libya, has also received direct funding, in the form of grants, from the National Endowment for Democracy for its programs in Africa. In 2010, a NED grant of $140,186 (U.S.) was one of the latest amounts given to the FIDH for its work in Africa. [2] The NED was also one of the first signatories, along with the Libyan League for Human Rights (LLHR) and U.N. Watch, demanding international intervention against the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. [3]

    According to the General-Secretary of the LLHR, Dr. Sliman Bouchuiguir, the claims about the massacres in Benghazi could not be validated by the LLHR when he was challenged for proof. When asked how a group of 70 non-governmental organizations in Geneva could support the LLHR’s claims on Geneva, Dr. Buchuiguir has answered that a network of close relationships was the basis.


    Mohamed Eljahmi, Libyan human rights activist; ANNEX: SIGNATORIES OF THE URGENT LETTER FOR ACTION ON LIBYA February 12, 2011 – Geneva, Switzerland


    The UN number was likewise based on hearsay, taken from opposition members in Geneva and compiled by Fortune 500 think-tank director, Karen Koning AbuZayd.


    December 20, 2013

    Most of the world knows Abdul Rahman Omeir al-Naimi as a Qatari history professor and human-rights activist

    The Swiss-based organization he founded, known as al-Karama from the Arab word for dignity, has worked closely with the United Nations and American human rights groups, most notably Human Rights Watch.

    December 20, 2013
    The Qatari head of a prominent Geneva-based human rights group has resigned after being designated by the US government as an al-Qaeda “terrorist financier and facilitator”.

    Abd al-Rahman al-Nuaymi, president of Alkarama, which has worked closely with international advocacy groups, and Abd al-Wahhab al-Humayqani, a Yemeni rights activist, were made subject to sanctions on Wednesday by the US Treasury for allegedly supporting al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen.


    1. The Swiss-based organization he founded, known as al-Karama

      Updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011
      Reports from Benghazi, Libya's second city, said that after an epic battle with soldiers loyal to the regime, hundreds of pro-democracy protesters lay dead - but the city was in their hands.

      In Benghazi, at least two battalions of soldiers joined the protesters
      demanding an end to Khadafy's 42-year reign, witnesses said.

      "They are now saying that they have overpowered the (Khadafy's) Praetorian Guard and that they have joined the people's revolt,"
      lawyer Mohamed Al-Mana told Reuters.

      lawyer Mohamed al-Mana ,Alkarama :

      In Benghazi, Habib al-Obaidi, head of the intensive care unit
      at the main Al-Jalae hospital, said the bodies of 50 people, mostly killed by gunshots, were brought there on Sunday afternoon.

      The deaths came after scores were killed on Saturday.

      Two hundred wounded people had arrived, 100 of them in serious condition, he said.

      "The problem is not the number of those killed but how they were killed.
      One of the victims was obliterated after being hit by an RPG to the abdomen," he said.

      Members of an army unit known as the "Thunderbolt" squad had come to the hospital carrying wounded comrades, he said.
      The soldiers said they had defected to the cause of the protesters and had fought and defeated Gaddafi's elite guards.

      "They are now saying that they have overpowered the Praetorian Guard
      and that they have joined the people's revolt," another man at the hospital who heard the soldiers,
      lawyer Mohamed al-Mana, told Reuters by telephone.


    2. 18 feb 2011 , Friday, Meanwhile, the paper said that a group of protesters killed the managing director
      of AL-Galaa hospital in downtown Benghazi, Libya 's second largest city.

      The victim's body was tortured, it added.


      On 18 February, security forces withdrew from Benghazi
      after being overwhelmed by protesters—some security personnel also joined the protesters.


    3. The Commission interviewed medical personnel on duty during the protests. Testimony,medical records,and photographs received show predominantly head and chest wounds,in some cases consistent with the use of high-calibre weapons. It also received a videotape of a purported senior regime figure giving
      instructions to “crush”demonstrators in Benghazi and received a first-hand account of orders from Colonel Qadhafi to suppress demonstrations“with all means necessary”

      While former Qadhafi officials claimed the initial approach was not to fire
      until fired upon,evidence collected does not support this



    4. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=116733988422254

      The victim is then attacked by a young man with a beard wearing a striped hat who makes a number of attempts to decapitate the victim with a sawing motion of a sharp blade.


      On Feb. 15, ...Two days later, .the rebels set fire to Gadhafi's palace
      and the secret police building next to the courthouse

      Inside the courthouse, Khalid al-Saji is standing on a bench in a courtroom, leaning forward to make himself heard above the commotion. Saji, a lawyer with sharp features and thinning hair, is one of the 14 men who inadvertently launched the revolt. When the revolt started, he was chairman of the Libyan bar association, and now he's a member of the judicial subcommittee.

      Though this is no longer used as a courtroom, he is wearing the robe he always wears in court. Draped over his shoulders is the rebel's red, black and green flag. The flag's colors are the same as those on the flag of the Kingdom of Libya that existed until 1969.


      In June 2012, Farkash learned that people were being tortured in underground prisons in Benghazi.
      What made the discovery particularly upsetting was that the largest of these torture chambers
      was located in the 17th of February revolutionary camp,


    5. Khalid al-Saji / Khaled Al - Sayeh

      18/3/2011 A spokesman for the Libyan rebels Khaled Al - Sayeh said that the rebels are working on coordinating air strikes with Western nations
      on targets of the forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

      "There is coordination between various international bodies on identified moves

      Some sites have been targeted by the air


    6. The Commission interviewed medical personnel on duty during the protests.

      That distinction was made brutally obvious to doctors at the intensive care unit
      of Al Bayda’s main hospital on Feb. 17 when they admitted two men – one black, the other with the local olive-skinned complexion – who stood accused of fighting the rebels. A crowd gathered outside the hospital, calling for blood. Some armed rebels pushed their way into the ward



      Hisham Al Fitouri, killed on 16-2-2011& hanged on a bridge

      Bayda 16 February

      Doctors managed to hold off the enraged youths until a few hours after midnight, when the rebels dragged the two patients into the street.



      Sahaba Mosque Derna



      مسجد الصحابة درنه
      Sahaba Mosque Derna


      This video shows a group of soldiers who refused to open fire
      when their base was attacked




  77. wanted for justice :

    62 . Mahdi Alharate Murder, torture and kidnapping


    May 4 2015

    Dabbashi: Sadek Al-Ghariani, Badi & Swehli on an awaited International sanctions list


    Swehli and Bady send their families outside of Libya to shop in Europe


  78. in June 2011 the UNHRC was still unable to confirm the data from reports concerning the actions of Libyan security forces.
    Message from Omar Mukhtar battalion dated 18/02/2011
    by Major General Suleiman Mahmoud in defense of Tobruk area:

    Brigadier Fathallah Shuhaibi cornered the security body control units
    Brigadier Fathallah Shuhaibi detonated an ammunition store and fled from Tobruk


    Aug 24, 2011 Fadlallah Haroun, who helped organize the operation: "Honestly, NATO played a very big role in liberating Tripoli — they bombed all the main locations

    In Libya, however,the Security Council failed to meet this requirement
    and authorized the use of“all necessary means”
    by member states within 19 days of Resolution 1970,

    “without attempting any diplomatic overture to the Libyan authorities.”105

    The expedited authorization suggests that the Council did not fulfill its obligation
    to conduct a thorough investigation in accordance with the rules of the UNCharter.


    This is further evidenced by the fact that, in a subsequent report issued by theUNHRC
    in June 2011 (nearly three months after the passage of Resolution 1970),
    the UNHRC was still unable
    to confirm the data from reports concerning the actions of Libyan security forces.106

  79. Fadlallah Haround Al-Shahibi Youssef Fadlallah Al-Shahibi Abdul Basit Haroun

    Fadlallah Haround Al-Shahibi
    The Libyan government confirmed his release from prison in 2001.

    His family managed to survive with the help of a younger brother, Youssef, who fled to Britain in 1995 after Haroun disappeared. Youssef sent money from Manchester, England, to the family in Libya through secret channels.

    Abdul Baset Shuhaibi Haroun from Manchester , a member of the Libyan intelligence



    on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi — he didn't take a leadership position or
    a post in its decision-making bodies, noted Fadlallah Haroun, a former rebel commander
    in Benghazi who met Abu Khattala in prison in the 1990s.

    Smuggling abroad is also big business. Abdel-Basit Haroun, a former top intelligence official, said tribes and militias that control the eastern, western, and southern borders
    are engaged in arms smuggling.


    June 21, 2013 Abdul Basit Haroun says he is behind some of the biggest shipments of weapons from Libya to Syria, which he delivers on chartered flights to neighbouring countries and then smuggles over the border.

    After fleeing Libya in his 20s, Haroun established himself as a property developer in Manchester

  80. The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo
    made an appeal in February
    for "footage and images to confirm the alleged crimes",
    after the United Nations Security Council referred the Libyan uprising to the court.

    A court filing applying for arrest warrants listed video evidence, mainly from media,
    but also from unspecified sources, in support of its claim.

    In the Mediterranean city of Misrata, in particular, a group of rebel-allied lawyers
    has worked to gather evidence of what it calls war crimes committed by Gaddafi forces.

    "In the beginning when there were snipers we had to move around carefully," said Omar Abulifa,
    a former prosecutor and head of the Misrata-based Human Rights Activists Association.

    "It was hard to get the evidence, but we did what we could."


    MAY 16: Luis Moreno-Ocampo, The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, announced that he would seek arrest warrants for Muammar Qaddafi,
    his son Saif al-Islam Qaddafi and Qaddafi’s brother-in-law and intelligence chief Abdullah Sanusi on charges of crimes against humanity.

    The Misrata Association of Rights Activists – Monitoring and documenting violations of human rights in peacetime & in war

    The Misrata Association of Rights Activists, established in mid-April 2011, monitors and documents violations of human rights in peacetime and in war.

    “Given the extremely challenging situation that Misrata found itself in last spring, with the city under siege, and with communication almost non-existent, it was difficult to achieve all this work”

    says Mr Omar Abulifa, chairman of the association, “yet as soon as the city was liberated great progress was achieved.”

    The Association has also worked in the field of human rights education and awareness against violations, and has since linked with several external organizations,

    including The International Federation for Human Rights,

    which contributed to trainings and documentation forums.

    The hard work of the Misrata Association of Rights Activists was also recognised by the Attorney General of the International Criminal Court (ICC) when he visited the city last year.

  81. 10 march 2011 11.13am: Hassan Bulifa,
    a member of the board of east Libya's Arabian Gulf Oil Co (Agoco),
    a unit of state oil firm National Oil Corp, has told Reuters Agoco is arranging to market oil direct to foreign buyers instead of through its state-owned parent.

    On March 6, during a flight back to the United Arab Emirates after organizing a naval convoy to the embattled city of Misrata, Mr. Abushagur says he drew up a diagram on the back of a napkin for a plan to infiltrate Libyana, pirate the signal and carve out a network free of Tripoli's control.

    A former colonel is planning a dangerous 50-hour mission on a fishing boat to take weapons to opposition forces in the besieged city of Misrata.



    Transfers to Libya in violation of the arms embargo p 18

    The rebels’ sealift, made with NATO support, had brought them a weapon that
    helped tilt the fighting. We now know that the M40 was a decisive ground weapon in the siege.

    Flat-shooting, relatively easy to operate and very powerful, it allowed rebels to pound
    the buildings on Benghazi Street and Tripoli Street where the Qaddafi forces had taken up position,

    Eastern Libya's Zuwaya and Misratah tribal chieftains, who enjoyed great power
    before Col Gaddafi took over, sense an opportunity to seize control of oil revenues.


  82. To do Humanitarian Air Drops to Besieged Cities in Libya like Yerfen and Al Galaa


    While Abulifa says he welcomes the ICC's war crimes charges, if the country's longtime ruler is captured he says he wants him to stand trial in Libya.
    When asked why, he pauses, then leans forward in his chair and speaks slowly.

    "The ICC does not have the death penalty," he says. "Libya does.


    October 20, 2011 Omar Abu Lifa

    Five days later, Libyan commander Omar Abu Lifa said
    fierce resistance in one neighborhood in Sirte was evidence that Muatassim was holed up there. After the city fell Thursday, The Associated Press reported that Muatassim had died on the same day as his father.


  83. January 2011: Con­tain­ers full of weapons, ammu­ni­tion and explo­sives
    and around 1000 Thuraya mobile phones were smuggled into Libya through the port of Misrata and distributed with the help of Al-Naseem icecream Factory owned by Raiedha fam­ily clan.


    Weeks before the start of the Libyan revolution, the port of Misrata
    was used by the rebels to smuggle containers full of weapons, ammunition and explosives with cooperation of the rebels sympathizers port’s managers...

    ... The arms containers were emptied at Misrata’s port without going through any customs inspection and kept in theAlNaseem’sunderground stores. Later the arms were transported to Benghazi,Tripoli and other cities in Dairy trucks to be distributed among the rebels on the first days of the revolution...

    The question asked by the magazine is: Where did these arms come from?





  84. http://theshared.net/weapon-used-by-gaddafi-forces-against-misrata-civilians-likely-came-from-u-s-despite-arms-embargo/


    We know Operation Zero Footprint was the covert transfer of weapons from the U.S
    to the Libyan “rebels”. We also know the operation avoided the concerns
    with congressional funding, and potential for public scrutiny, through financing by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    We also know that officials within the government of Qatar served as the intermediaries for the actual transfer of the weapons, thereby removing the footprint of the U.S. intervention.

    As the uprising began, military councils formed in cities across the country.

    In Misrata, the Misratan Military Council (MMC) emerged at the end of February
    2011 to prepare the defence of the city. It was led by individuals with military
    experience—either officers who had defected from the National Army or those
    who came out of retirement to join the council. The MMC served as the central
    military authority and was linked to the local civilian committees running
    the city, which later became known as the local National Transitional Council
    (local NTC).10
    Yet the MMC did not control the brigades or serve any command function.

    Rather, it facilitated communication between brigades by establishing radio control rooms,
    which soon became a central intelligence repository.

    The MMC was also instrumental in organizing weapon and ammunition
    deliveries from Benghazi.11
    Brigades would travel to Benghazi to purchase weapons but the delivery of those weapons to Misrata was usually organized by the MMC.

    Later in the war, the MMC also organized weapon and ammunition purchases from beyond Libya’s borders to augment brigades’ independent efforts (UNSC, 2012a, p. 26).


  85. http://picturetank.com/___/series/adbc8a61f475921f4fd74862ae4c9935/en/o/QUL_Libya_Talking_about_A_Revolution_%2836304%29_%2836304%29.html

    Photographs taken at the site of a battle in a residential house
    where 145 Gaddafi loyalists were killed in a two day battle.

    Mohammed Al Jali, a dentistry student remembers the fighting,
    “ It’s not difficult physically to kill, but mentally it’s hard…

    The first rule is not to look at them in the eye, because they will look like one of us.”



    One of many mass graves in the Mistrata area containing the bodies of over 600 Gadaffi fighters.

    Mohammd Al Jali, a dentistry student remembers the fighting during the Libyan revolution, “We called it the Jehat Hotel , its kind of a joke, Like heavens hotel. Im not sure I am happy that they are here. They should have lived to see the new Libya,

    They should have been punished.”


    1. The section on Tawergha takes up twenty pages of the report.
      It is chilling reading.Tawerghans told the Commission “that during‘interrogations

      ’they were beaten,

      had hot wax poured in their ears
      and were told to confess to committing rape in Misrata .

      The Commission was told that one man had diesel poured on
      to his back which was then set alight;
      the same man was held in shackles for 12 days.”
      This goes on and on. The death count is unclear


      Mohamed Darrat, the head of the rebels' media committee in Misrata,
      blamed the looting of Tawergha and other revenge acts on individuals.
      September 13, 2011

    2. jeudi 19 novembre 2009 La nouvelle de la cession par le Groupe Nestlé
      de son activité Glaces en Tunisie à la Générale Industrielle Alimentaire Slama (GIAS),

      en partenariat avec le Groupe Al-Naseem for Ice Cream & Dairy Products


      From day one in Tunisia, the hand of the French intelligence services was seen
      As things are coming to light, there are two sides in the conflicts:
      1. The continental European nations, the EU plus Switzerland and Israel against..
      2. The United States, Great Britain, British Petroleum (acting as a nation with Tony Blair as defacto head of state) and….Israel

      The money that started it all, Swiss. 
      Organizing it all, the intelligence services of France and Israel.
      The game, as usual, control of assets, cash and oil.

      The victims, as usual, everyone.


  86. “NATO has given permission to a number of weapons-loaded aircraft to land at Benghazi airport and some Tunisian airports,” the intelligence report said, identifying masses of weapons including tanks and surface-to-air missiles.

    That report, which was prepared in English so it could be passed by a U.S. intelligence asset to key members of Congress, identified specific air and sea shipments observed by Libyan intelligence moving weapons to the rebels trying to unseat the Gadhafi regime.

    “There is a close link between al Qaeda, Jihadi organizations, and the opposition in Libya,” the report warned.


    NATO allies knew of the dangerous jihadi elements operating in Benghazi before the 2011 intervention began, according to Noman Benotman, president of the British-based Quilliam Foundation, a think tank dedicated to combating Islamic extremism.

    Mr. Benotman also was a leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group but left the organization prior to the 2011 revolution.

    “A lot of jihadists that had been locked up by the regime were released after the revolution started. They picked up many of the guns that were coming into the country and fought,
    but they were not fighting for democracy — they were fighting their own revolution,
    trying to build a state based on a vicious, violent, radical, Islamic ideology.

    They took advantage of the situation,” he said.

  87. On February 18, 2011 a group of people working for Secopex arrived in Benghazi
    to sign a contract with representatives of the Libyan National Transition-al Council.
    P 12 http://static.cejiss.org/data/uploaded/13835989579505/Article%2004_3.pdf

    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 28, 2011, 10:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

    The US is repositioning its naval and air forces around Libya,
    Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan stated Monday, Feb. 28,
    indicating possible military steps to break the standoff between Muammar Qaddafi's army and rebel forces in the fighting for control of the towns commanding the roads to the capital Tripoli where Qaddafi is barricaded.

    15 February 2011
    Berlusconi, Italian PM--to face trial for Abuse of Office

    1. http://www.onislam.net/arabic/newsanalysis/special-folders-pages/new-egypt/tales-of-the-martyrs/129195-2011-02-26-15-37-15.html
      February 18, which saw the fall of 17 martyrs,
      and the release of all detainees,
      was a turning point in favor of the rebels allowed them to extend their control over the entire city.

      The site also said 1,000 inmates at a prison in Benghazi attacked guards and escaped. Three of them were shot dead by guards.


  88. 22. februar 2011 20:11
    libyafreedomnew @libyafreedomnew
    UN secretary General and Prince of Qatar agree on the need for immediate halt for violence in Libya.#Libya#Gaddafi

    Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement today about the intifada (uprising) in Libya against dictator Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, "Support and Advocacy for the Revolution of Our People, the Free, Descendants of 'Umar al-Mukhtar”

    The statement was issued by AQIM's Al-Andalus Media Foundation and distributed by
    the Al-Fajr (Dawn) Media Center, a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media network
    that distributes all media materials from AQIM, Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP),
    the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), and Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC),
    as well as for some Pakistan-based Urdu-language jihadi-takfiri media outlets
    like Hittin Media.


    tate notes that Azzouz "was sent to Libya in 2011 by al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri
    to build a fighting force there, and mobilized approximately 200 fighters." Azzouz "is considered a key operative capable of training al Qaeda recruits in a variety of skills," such as building improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

    On an individual basis, it is a certainty that some former LIFG members are fighting
    with the rebels. One former LIFG fighter, Khalid al-Tagdi, was killed on March 2 in Brega while fighting against regime forces.[8]
    Similarly, in mid-April, another senior LIFG military commander,
    Abdelmonem Mukhtar, known as Ourwa, was killed after he was ambushed by Qadhafi forces on the road between Ajdabiya and Brega.

    Mukhtar had been imprisoned in Iran until the end of 2010
    and returned to Libya when the uprisings began where he was made commander
    of the 160-strong Omar al-Mukhtar rebel battalion.

    Al-Hayah has learned in London that the Libyan revolutionaries lost two days ago a prominent leader of the "jihadists" who fell in an ambush laid by Al-Qadhafi's forces on the road between Ajdabiyah and Al-Burayqah.
    A source knowledgeable of developments in the field said that Urwah -- a senior commander in the Libyan Fighting Islamic Group that was implicated in more than one attempt to assassinate Col Al-Qadhafi in the 90s -- was killed when a group of revolutionaries fell in an ambush to the west of Ajdabiyah.

    Urwah returned to Libya when the revolution against the Al-Qadhafi regime began in February. He had been held in Iran for seven years. The Iranians released him,
    together with a large number of prisoners belonging to Al-Qa'ida and other jihadic organizations. They were allowed to travel to any country they wished.

    GMP20110418001001 London Al-Hayah Online in Arabic 17 Apr 11

    When the Libyan revolt started in February, Mohammed came back almost immediately.
    After arriving in Benghazi, the rebels' stronghold, he met with heads of the rebel council
    and was made the leader of his own fighting brigade.

    The council issued him an ID badge proclaiming him "a general of the revolutionaries"
    and head of the Omar Muktar brigade, which he said had 150 members.

    Muhamed Makram, a member of the Omar Mukhtar brigade, displays his new rebel army ID card [Evan Hill, Al Jazeera]


  89. Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    But Libya also released 110 Islamists of the Al-Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), an AFP correspondent witnessed, bringing to 360 the number of political detainees it has freed since March last year.

    Libyan League For Human Rights head Mohammed Tarnish told journalists
    outside Abu Salim prison in the capital Tripoli that the releases had been scheduled months ago and were "unconnected to any other matter."


    Abu Salim.August 26, 2011
    Mohammed Karami
    Reporters on the scene said rebels were using antiaircraft guns to hammer
    at least 10 buildings sheltering Gaddafi loyalists.
    There were huge explosions, and the air was clogged with smoke.

    At least three of the buildings were burning.

    “They are holding at least 10 tall buildings. They have heavy weaponry, maybe even a tank,” Mohammed Karami, a rebel involved in the battle, told the Associated Press


    219, Ashour Edrees Karami, Abu Ubaydah, Darnah, Libya, 1984,
    Libyan Sinjar Records Watts-as-of-033111 - Selected Wisdom

    Libya | The prominent ISIS leader in #Sirte, Hassan Karami : We have 100s of suicide Mujahideen inside Misrata.


    Sirte Adding to the problems rebel forces face is that the city centre is home to merchants
    originally from Misrata,

    1. In March 2010, due to the intervention of Tony Blair,
      Saif Qaddafi (Muammar’s son) announced
      the release of Belhadj and 233 other members of the LIFG from Abu Selim
      as part of a reconciliation of the Qaddafi government with the LIFG and the Muslim Brotherhood.

      The mediator in this effort, which began in 2005, was the Libyan, Muslim Brotherhood-linked,
      Qatari-based cleric Ali al-Sallabi.

      Less than a year after they were released, Belhadj and the other members of the LIFG became the core
      of the opposition to Qaddafi.



      2010 UK meets with the families of abu saleem

      Tuesday 29 June 2010 Islington and Hackney Amnesty Group

  90. A total of eight corpses have so far been uncovered although no evidence
    has yet been made available linking it to the previous regime.


    When I checked in hours after the fall of Tripoli, Muammar Gaddafi propaganda posters still hung in the lobby. Rebels warned us there might be snipers inside the building.

    Instead I found four terrified staff members cowering under a desk.

    Before the mass grave. Baboons surrounded the man.




    Following the fall of Tripoli, Faraj al-Swehli established a Tripoli headquarters
    in the Women’s Military College.

    Al-Swehli reportedly had as many as 200 combatants based in Tripoli,
    divided into two separate platoons, each led by a field commander.

    dr ahmed shalabi : 350 bodies in old regime's compound

    350 bodies camp near janzour =
    Maya . Women’s Military College . "Kilometer 27" . Camp 27


    Thu Aug 18, 2011
    This would indicate that revolutionaries actually may have moved from Zawiya to Janzour, as these were the last areas held by Gaddafi forces in Zawiya:



  91. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqv8bUXmgvg
    Gaddafi mercenaries from Somalia, Mali under the control of the rebels 28 8 2011
    green rope @ 0.03@0.08@012@0.17@0.20@0.22@0.26@0.29 @0.30


    A Question Mark Over Yarmouk: Re-Thinking the Khamis
    Brigade Shed Massacre of August 2011


    Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011
    Mohamed Al-Harizi, the head of the Justice and Construction Party
    A representative for Tripoli on the rebel leadership council told the AP that rebels were surrounding almost every neighborhood in the capital, and there was especially heavy fighting in Fashloum, Tajoura and Souq al-Jomaa.

    Mohamed Harizi Opposition official The operations center Nafusa , staging base rebels


    One of those commanders is now holding Hamza Hirazi, the officer who oversaw the massacre at the Yarmouk prison.


    The man guarding Hirazi runs a large brigade of men from the Nafusah Mountains,
    three hours southwest of Tripoli.

    Abu Saleem Hospital Massacre



      New York-based Human Rights Watch said Sunday that the evidence it has collected
    so far "strongly suggests that (Moammar Gadhafi's) government forces went on a spate of arbitrary killing as Tripoli was falling."

        So far, there have been no specific allegations of atrocities carried out by rebel fighters, though human rights groups are continuing to investigate some unsolved cases.

        Reporters for The Associated Press have witnessed several episodes of rebels mistreating detainees or sub-Saharan Africans suspected of being hired Gadhafi guns, including an incident where about a dozen black men were detained and some were punched.
     Council spokesman Abdel-Hafiz Ghoga denied Ping's claims that rebels were responsible for such killings.
        "These allegations have been made during the early days of the revolution," he said.

    "This never took place."He added: "If happened, it will be the Gadhafi forces.
    Until now, we keeping finding mass graves of the newly liberated cities."

  92. Council spokesman - Mohamed الحريزي / Harizi
    2012-04-09 The spokesman of the National Transitional Council "Mohammed الحريزي"
    said that the Central Bank of Libya is almost bankrupt

    On 16 December 2011 the UN lifted sanctions on Libya’s Central Bank Reserves,
    effectively granting the new transitional government unfettered access to over $100 billion.

    an oil-rich
    country with a very low foreign debt and currency
    reserves of more than $65 billion (mid-2007)

  93. Dabbashi more than anyone else claimed genocide
    against the Libyan people’ & flying in African mercenaries

    4 sep. 2011
    Nissar Abu-Baha was carrying camouflage body armour. “This,” he said, “was worn by one of the black fighters. I shot him in the head. Now it is mine.” He said it was obvious to Libyans that the African fighters were foreigners and not black Libyans, of which there are many.

    Plea for no-fly zone
    Dabbashi urged the international community to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent mercenaries, weapons and other supplies from reaching Gaddafi and his security forces.

    He said the Libyan diplomats were urging the International Criminal Court,
    the Netherlands-based body, to investigate possible crimes against humanity
    in the Libyan context.

    Dabbashi’s comments came just hours after Ahmed Elgazir, a human-rights researcher
    at the Libyan News Centre (LNC) in Geneva, Switzerland, told Al Jazeera that security forces were “massacring” protesters in Tripoli.

    Elgazir said the LNC received a call for help from a woman “witnessing the massacre in progress who called on a satellite phone”.

    Barely six weeks into the invasion, British officials were already boasting that NATO had killed over 35,000 such human beings

  94. 22 February 2011

    The Libyan deputy ambassador to the United Nations,
    who had defected from the regime, said there had been, “an attack on the people started in the west of Libya. I think the genocide started now in Libya.”31


    Hold Gadhafi Accountable for Atrocities
    by Fred Abrahams Published in:
    CNN February 22, 2011



    The Libyan uprising began on February 15, 2011. By February 22, the UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay claimed that two hundred and fifty people had been killed in Libya, “although the actual numbers are difficult to verify.”
    Nonetheless, Pillay pointed to “widespread and systematic attacks against the civilian population” which “may amount to crimes against humanity.” Pillay channeled the Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN from Libya, Ibrahim Dabbashi, who had defected to the rebellion and claimed, “Qaddafi had started the genocide against the Libyan people.”

    Very soon world leaders used the two concepts interchangeably, “genocide” and “crimes against humanity.” These concepts created a mood that Qaddafi’s forces were either already indiscriminately killing vast numbers of people, or that they were poised for a massacre of Rwanda proportions.

    Bouchuiguir’s petition was designed to tick all the necessary boxes of the R2P criteria.

    It reported that Libyan leader Gaddafi was deliberately killing peaceful protestors and innocent bystanders. He was using snipers to fire on Libyans at random, using helicopter gunships and fighter jets to attack, and even firing artillery shells into the crowd.

    The petition was where we first saw the oft-repeated line that the Gaddafi regime was employing foreign mercenaries against his own people.

  95. Scores killed in Libya protests: Al Jazeera Online 19 Feb 2011
    Protesters shot
    Marchers mourning dead protesters in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city, reportedly come under fire from security forces, as protests in the oil-exporting North African nation entered their fifth day on Friday.
    Mohamed el-Berqawy, an engineer in Benghazi, told Al Jazeera that the city was the scene of a “massacre,” and that four demonstrators had been killed.

    Martyrs From the beginning of the intifada on 16/02/2011 until noon on Tuesday, 02/22/2011 And the number is 56
    There are ((6)) of the martyrs in the hospital refrigerator in Bayda Martyrs have not been identified.
    من بداية الانتفاضة بتاريخ 16/2/2011 حتي ظهر يوم الثلاثاء 22/2/2011
    وهناك (( 6 )) من الشهداء موجودون في ثلاجة مستشفي الشهداء في البيضاء لم يتم التعرف عليهم .

    من بداية الانتفاضة بتاريخ 16/2/2011 حتي ظهر يوم الثلاثاء 22/2/2011

    وعددهم (( 64 ))

    1_ سعد حمد اليمني .

    2_ خالد الناجي خنفر .

    3_ نصر فرج علي .

    4_ أحمد علي محمد اقبيلي .

    5_ المهدي محمود صالح بوجنازة .

    6_ صفوان رمضان عطية العض .

    7_ رمزي محمد طاهر .

    8_ أحمد محمد نوفل .

    9_ ناصر مفتاح محمد عبد القادر .

    10_ عمر عيسي بوحميد .

    11_ آدم موسي امراجع .

    12_ زياد الناجي عبد الله .

    13_ رمزي محمد سعد مفتاح .

    14_ عبد الحفيظ عبد العزيز الماوي .

    15_ عثمان سغد لبيض .

    16_ رقية فوزي المبروك (( طفلة )).

    17_ مفتاح عمران محمد الصغير .

    18_ يوسف محمد عبد الكريم .

    19_ المنتصر حسين أبوبكر بوعيسول .

    20_ محمد فرج فضل داود .

    21_ حمد علي رزق الله .

    22_ عقيد مصطفي علي ارتيمة (( رفض رماية المدنيين فأطلق عليه النار من قبل المرتزقة .

    23_سالم امطير عبد العالي .

    24_ عمر سعيد مصطفي .

    25_ أحمد أبوبكر علي بوغزالة .

    26_ حسين ذاوود علي .

    27 _ راف الله محمد بو بلعز .

    28_ مصطفي آدم الذبوب .

    29_ رافع علي بوشديق .

    30 _سعد عبد السلام رزق .

    31- فتحي المبروك سعيد .

    32_ ربيع جمعة فضل الله .

    33_ عصام ارحومة فضل الله .

    34_ سلامة موسي عبد الرازق .

    35_ فوزي محمد رزق .

    36_ رضوان مصباح أحمد (( إجدابيا )).

    37_ عبد الرحمن عوض محمد امراجع .

    38_ محمد عقوب بكار ..

    39_خالد عمران محمد الصغير .

    40_ عبد الناصر محمد بوبكر بوسبابل .

    41_ ممدوح حسين ابسيس .

    42_ عبد السلام موسي حمد الرعيب .

    43_ محمد مفتاح عيسي .

    44_سكوري محمد يوسف حسن .

    45_ يزيد إبراهيم الهرام بوهيسة .

    46_ مفتاح نصيب بوحليقة .

    47_ التواتي مفتاح بودرويشة

    47_خالد صالح عبد السميع .

    48_ سليمان عبد السلام بورجب .

    49_ علي عامر رجب .

    50 _ أنور عبد الله محمد القلالي .

    51_ عاطف الصادق عبد المولي .

    52_ علي رحيل القبايلي .

    53_ محمد عبد القادر شعيب .

    54_ أحمد جاب الله باسل .

    55_ رمضان صالح بوفراج .

    56_ ياسين إدريس مومن .

    وهناك (( 6 )) من الشهداء موجودون في ثلاجة مستشفي الشهداء في البيضاء لم يتم التعرف عليهم

  96. -Precise casualty figures are unavailable.
    However, it is apparent that large numbers of civilians were killed or injured.
    The International Criminal Court noted the deaths of approximately 755 individuals
    between 15 – 25 February 2011.


    Broadcast: 21/02/2011
    AHMED BETHAHER: Yeah. Yesterday night, one of my colleague - I was not on duty.
    I just left yesterday night. And today in the morning they call me that I have to - to be present here in the compound because they discovered dead bodies for - I mean, they were killed and they were, like, in prison, in the basement and there were five as well.


    And what about the rest of the military and the other security forces?
    AHMED BETHAHER: There is no clue. There is no presence of the police, there is no presence of the - it's like a city without any administrative power here now - official administrative power.


  97. Testimony to the protesters’ vehemence is dotted all around the base, in the form of bulldozers stolen from nearby worksites that were used to breach the walls.
    At least six of them stand burned and mangled near where their work had been successfully done – gaping holes in whitewashed walls that allowed protesters to storm through.

    “That is where the anti-aircraft gun was and that is where all the African mercenaries were found dead,” said Mohamed Fatah, who was part of the throng that attacked the base.


    At least 232 demonstrators in Benghazi are believed to have been killed since the uprising began and up to 1,000 injured. There are no reliable figures on the number of soldiers or mercenaries killed during the assault of the barracks, or in the hours of chaos that followed.

    Ibrahim al-Darsi, Battalion Uqba./Derna brigade

    Elsanous Ali Eldorsi, a retired judge in Benghazi, said: We have buried today 11 bodies of soldiers who refused to fire on civilians and were executed by Gaddafi officers ... The bodies were cut, heads in one side and legs in the other … It is a crime what is happening here.


    Monday 21 February Libya in crisis -

    R2P (j) Burn people :Monday 21 February 150 corpses burning and we believe they were the bodies of officers and soldiers

    A Libyan man who spent a number of years in the UK before five years ago to his home city
    said that the people were now largely control of Benghazi and that the army had fled.

    More than 350 people have been killed, he said,

    while adding that this death toll did not include the grim discovery made inside the army garrison headquarters by those who entered it following its surrender.

    "We found 150 corpses burning and we believe they were the bodies of officers and soldiers
    who refused to follow orders to fire on the the people," he said.

  98. ?
    In Benghazi, the 230 reported dead included a group of mutinous soldiers slain in the nearby city of al-Bayda, where the burnt bodies of 48 soldiers were found at a military barracks,
    the federation said,
    quoting unnamed humanitarian and academic sources.



    24/02/2011 | 05:00 Irish Independent
    about 100 captured pro-Gaddafi troops, both Libyans and African mercenaries.

    The Khamis Brigade, one of the regime's special forces units ...,
    made its last stand at the local airport.

    Among hundreds of boarding passes and suitcases, one can see trails of blood
    from the wounded and the dead. Jackets, caps and boots from Gadhafi's soldiers lie among ripped open first aid materials


    About 325 mostly black men, by their own count, flew into L’Abraq air base on February 18.




  99. “A week after protests started, I got a panicked phone call at 2am from my [female] cousin in Marj, that some armed men raided her house, which she shared with other Sudanese women and children.

    To protect them, the following morning at dawn, I went to Marj ... On my way back to Benghazi on the same day after ‘Asr [the afternoon prayer, around 3.30pm],
    the thuwwar stopped our bus at a roadblock near ‘Aguria [just a s one comes down the mountain from Marj]... They were armed... We were travelling in a procession of three small buses [12 passengers each]...
    I saw three black people being brought down from the vehicle in front of us. The three were beaten by several thuwwar ; two hit the black men with axes on their head and all over their body. Two of them fell on the ground and were no longer moving; I think they died. I saw the third raise his hand, and it was chopped off [with the axe]. Our bus drove off before I could see what happened to him later, but I am sure he was killed too... (p 85)

    The thuwwar came to our bus, asking our nationalities. They said: ‘Any Chadians?
    Anyone from Niger?’ We said that we were all Sudanese, and had Ids to show them. Only one Sudanese youth didn’t have any identification and was taken down.

    The Libyan driver managed to convince the thuwwar that he knew the boy, who has lived in Libya for a long time, and vouched that he was not a mercenary.

    I don’t know what happened to people in the third bus, as we drove away.

  100. 26. Military Forces: The Qadhafi Government’s military was comprised of an army, an air force and a navy. In 2004, the armed forces were believed to have 116,000 active personnel.[1] In recent years, the regular armed forces had reportedly been marginalized and not involved in internal security operations, although Military Intelligence held formidable sway.[2] Whilst there was a hierarchy within the army, other factors such as tribal membership and known loyalty to the Revolution appeared to play an important role in the level of responsibility accorded to individuals within the military.
    27. The Kataeb (brigades) were increasingly at the forefront of internal security. Each Katiba (individual brigade) had a name bearing a measure of political significance, such as the name of its commander. For example, the 32nd Reinforced Brigade was known as the Khamis Brigade was named after one of Colonel Qadhafi’s sons. Individual Katiba were said to number up to 3,000 men and were armed with heavy weaponry. Membership in the Qadhafi brigades was based on loyalty and family or tribal ties, with a division of personnel instituted so as to ensure loyalty by means of implicit threats to members of the family or tribe of any person who may be suspected of disloyalty. In general, it is difficult to ascertain, how and why a given Katiba was organized and dissolved and under whose command it was at any given time.
    The 32nd (Khamis) Reinforced Brigade, headed by Khamis Qadhafi, the son of Muammar Qadhafi, was trained for repelling external threats.[3] Unlike other brigades, this brigade was equipped as a small army, and included ground forces, Special Forces, artillery units, Grad missiles units, airborne units, in addition to the intelligence units. The Commission was informed that the soldiers of this Brigade had special privileges not available to other military units, such as access to cars and their own recreation facilities, and received three times the salary of a soldier in the regular army.[4] The 32nd (Khamis)

    The Libyan Army consists of about 50,000 men
    The Libyan Army consists of about 50,000 men, of whom only 10,000 are properly trained

    Of Military Age: 116,617 [2011]
    Active Military: 119,000 [2011]
    Active Reserve: 195,000 [2011]

    The exact serviceable size of the Libyan air force is difficult to establish, although I’m sure my ex-colleagues down the road have got the figure nailed down by now, its larger than the Yugoslav-Serbia forces at the time of Bosnia and Kosovo, but very few aircraft are service able and only one or two capable of night or all-weather operations.
    At least some of about 10 air bases have multiple runways and hardened aircraft shelters, we don’t need to rely on military intelligence.
    Go on google© earth and you can see the Libyan air-fields with all the runways and the hardened shelters, very straightforward.
    However, while the air-force is unlikely to present a great deal of threat to modern fighters the Libyan air-force also deploys an unknown number of surface to air missiles both static and serviceable and they were never neutralised in Bosnia, and they were never neutralised in Iraq until the country was overrun. So there is a potential threat which has to be dealt with one way or the other.


  101. For Libya, recording did briefly take on an official and international character,
    but this came to an abrupt end on 4 June, with the closure of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-funded Libya crisis map,

    Throughout the months of the intervention, NATO airstrikes destroyed
    government trucks, armored vehicles, rocket launchers, artillery, and command
    and control assets across all major fronts.
    The scene described in one news-paper’s account illustrates the cumulative effect of airpower:
    “airstrikes blew [Qaddafi’s vehicles] to smithereens just south of Ajdabiya, leaving [government soldiers’] charred bodies and incinerated vehicles lying beside the carcasses of government tanks destroyed by the allies’ aircraft two weeks earlier.”39



    Since March 31, 2011, NATO has conducted 9658 air strike sorties,27 averaging 46-47 strike missions per day for 207 days. When assessing the gravity of the war crimes reported here this massive air campaign needs to be contrasted against the realities on the ground.

    U.S. tanker aircraft refueled European aircraft on the great majority of missions against Gaddafi’s forces. The Europeans have tanker aircraft, but not enough to support a 24/7 air offensive averaging, by NATO count, around 100 missions a day, some 50 of them strike sorties.


    those Libyans who risked and lost their lives to defend their country's independence against NATO and the rebels did not deserve to die :

    killed and wounded thousands of soldiers, police and civilian militia fighters


    Barely six weeks into the invasion, British officials were already boasting that NATO
    had killed over 35,000 such human beings
    “We estimate that [Gaddafi] has around 30 per cent of his ground forces capability remaining,”
    is how one British official put it, after estimating an initial ‘capability’ of 50,000).

  102. SPIEGEL: Is it true that a list was published with all names of Ligan Thauria,
    a kill list with 7200 people?

    Basama: There are many lists, you know.

    SPIEGEL: Are these lists public or private?

    Basama: No, frankly, the Transitional Council has little to do with that. These young people from the Revolution make their own decisions.


    2 mrt. 2011 list of the wanted by araya human rights organization

    Imperialist media ignored human rights violations
    Since the beginning of the rebellion against the Gadhafi government last February,
    there have been gross human rights violations against people in Libya.
    Foreign nationals, Black Libyans and loyalist forces were subjected to harassment, beatings,
    illegal imprisonment, torture and deaths at the hands of the NTC rebels and their imperialist backers.

    Estimates of deaths during this period range from 50,000 to 100,000.
    At least 7,000 people remain imprisoned inside the country

  103. The threat to Benghazi was the principal basis on which UN and Arab League support was obtained for a no-fly zone. That threat was averted within days and no further resolution was gained for NATO to support a rebel advance on Tripoli.

    Once [Qaddafi’s] heavy weapons had been stopped the Libyan people could have been left to struggle it out themselves (which might have prolonged the conflict and led to even more casualties).
    If no party had prevailed the option of a negotiated political settlement brokered by the African Union may have become more attractive.70

    TRIPOLI, March 17 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi told Libyan rebels on Thursday
    his armed forces were coming to their capital Benghazi tonight and would not show
    any mercy to fighters who resisted them.

    In a radio address, he told Benghazi residents that soldiers would search every house
    in the city and people who had no arms had no reason to fear.


    March 21, 2011
    Only last month the  UN Security Council referred the situation in Libya
    to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

    Excerpts from a NATO press conference held by Jamie Shea, spokesperson for NATO during the bombing of Yugoslavia in the spring of 1999, and Major Gen. W. Jertz.

    In this excerpt, Mr. Shea explains to a reporter that NATO decides
    whom the Tribunal investigates, and whom it does not.


    “I will tell you something which is not politically correct,” Claude Moniquet, confessed to RT.
    “I don’t believe so much in international law. It’s just a tool used in one hand and on the other hand for political purpose.”


    This UN plan was originally obtained and posted online by Inner City Press as you will be able to tell due to their marking of every single page of the document. 
    The plan indicates that NATO could potentially have an ongoing role in the country’s affairs following the cessation of the immediate conflict.

  104. Ten days into the uprising in Benghazi, Libya, the United Nations’ Human Rights Council established the International Commission of Inquiry on Libya.

    The purpose of the Commission was to “investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in Libya.” The broad agenda was to establish the facts of the violations and crimes and to take such actions as to hold the identified perpetrators accountable. On June 15, the Commission presented its first report to the Council. This report was provisional, since the conflict was still ongoing and access to the country was minimal.

    The June report was no more conclusive than the work of the human rights non-governmental organizations (such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch). In some instances, the work of investigators for these NGOs (such as Donatella Rovera of Amnesty) was of higher quality than that of the Commission.

    Due to the uncompleted war and then the unsettled security state in the country in its aftermath, the Commission did not return to the field till October 2011, and did not begin any real investigation before December 2011.

    On March 2, 2012, the Commission finally produced a two hundred-page document that was presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Little fanfare greeted this report’s publication, and the HRC’s deliberation on it was equally restrained.

    Nonetheless, the report is fairly revelatory, making two important points: first, that all sides on the ground committed war crimes with no mention at all of a potential genocide conducted by the Qaddafi forces; second, that there remains a distinct lack of clarity regarding potential NATO war crimes.

    Not enough can be made of these two points. They strongly infer that the rush to a NATO “humanitarian intervention” might have been made on exaggerated evidence, and that NATO’s own military intervention might have been less than “humanitarian” in its effects.

    The Libyan uprising began on February 15, 2011. By February 22, the UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay claimed that two hundred and fifty people had been killed in Libya, “although the actual numbers are difficult to verify.” Nonetheless, Pillay pointed to “widespread and systematic attacks against the civilian population” which “may amount to crimes against humanity.” Pillay channeled the Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN from Libya, Ibrahim Dabbashi, who had defected to the rebellion and claimed, “Qaddafi had started the genocide against the Libyan people.”
    Very soon world leaders used the two concepts interchangeably, “genocide” and “crimes against humanity.” These concepts created a mood that Qaddafi’s forces were either already indiscriminately killing vast numbers of people, or that they were poised for a massacre of Rwanda proportions.

    There is no mention of genocide in the Report, and none of any organized civilian massacre.

    This is significant because UN Resolution 1973, which authorized the NATO war, was premised on “the widespread and systematic attacks currently taking place in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    against the civilian population” which “may amount to crimes against humanity.”

    There was no mention in Resolution 1973 of the disproportionate violence of the thuwar against the pro-Qaddafi population (already reported by al-jazeera by February 19),
    a fact that might have given pause to the UN as it allowed NATO to enter the conflict on the rebels’ behalf.
    NATO’s partisan bombardment allowed the rebels to seize the country faster than they might have had in a more protracted war, but it also allowed them carte blanche to continue with their own crimes against humanity.

    To the Commission, the attacks against Tawerghans during the war “constitute a war crime”
    and those that have taken place since “violate international human rights law” and a “crime against humanity.”

  105. 21 March 2012
    The Commission’s findings (pp17-18)

    NATO aircraft flew a total of 17,939 armed sorties in Libya, employing precision guided munitions exclusively. NATO told the Commission that it had a standard of "zero expectation" of death or injury to civilians,
    The Commission concluded that North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conducted a
    highly precise campaign with a demonstrable determination to avoid civilian casualties.

    On limited occasions, the Commission confirmed civilian casualties and found targets that showed no evidence of military utility. The Commission was unable to draw conclusions
    in such instances on the basis of the information provided by NATO and recommends further investigations.




    SAS veterans helping Nato identify Gaddafi targets in Misrata

    C.I.A. Agents in Libya Aid Airstrikes and Meet Rebels



  106. http://www.the-boondocks.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=226376&

    The Emir (Commander) of the Free Egyptian Army is Sharif al-Radwani. He is currently running the training camps and weapon storage site of the Free Egyptian Army in Libya. In recent years, Sharif al-Radwani participated in the jihads in Syria, Lebanon, and Afghanistan-Pakistan.

    The key commander responsible for coordination with foreign sponsors and intelligence services is Ismail al-Salabi. He is a senior member of the Al Qaida high command.

    Significantly, Ismail al-Salabi is a friend and confidant of the head of Qatari intelligence, Ghanem al-Kubaisi, and both meet frequently.

    A dozen other Qatari-funded shipments came to Libyan rebels allied with the LIFG via Sudan.

    Dwarfing the French contribution was that of Qatar,
    which allegedly supplied militias connected to the NTC with
    eighteen shipments amounting to 20,000 tons of weaponry.67
    Qatar went much further, later admitting that it had “hundreds” of
    troops “in every region” fighting against Qaddafi’s forces.
    This was confirmed by a senior figure from the NTC.68

    In late August of 2011, Feltman, who was both Stevens's boss and friend, traveled to Benghazi for an update. One of their last meetings, on August 20, was with a high-ranking rebel minister Stevens had gotten to know well. The Americans wanted to know when the rebels would try to take Tripoli.

    In confessions broadcast by the Syrian Arab TV on Sunday after the 8:30 PM news,
    Libyan terrorist Ibrahim Rajab al-Farajani
    said that societies and organizations funded by Arab Gulf countries and affiliated with Al Qaeda train terrorists in Libya then send them to Syria via Turkey.

    NATO planes land day and night at Turkey’s military base of Iskenderum near the Syrian border, unloading weapons and experienced fighters from Libya.


    running arms from Gaddafi’s looted stockpiles in Libya to rebel forces in Syria

    Gaddafi’s stockpiles of munitions, including chemical weapons,
    were bought up by militias in the region, including rebel groups in Syria.

  107. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=99f_1314255340
    a country that did nothing to the American people, that’s an act of aggression. That’s a war crime, that’s a crime against humanity."



    Use of inhumane weapons such as depleted uranium41 and cluster bombs:42 Evidence points to the possibility of both cluster bombs and depleted uranium being used by NATO in Libya.


    While the army claims that it is targeting the city in order to rid it of pro-Gaddafi forces, many who have been injured or killed are children, women and the elderly. Meanwhile, reports continue to emerge about troops using unconventional weapons in the city.
    A local activist told RT that the army is preventing media from entering Bani Walid simply because they fear the press might report their “crimes and terrible deeds.”

    “I can confirm that pro-government militias used internationally prohibited weapons.
    They used phosphorus bombs and nerve gas,” Afaf Yusef, an activist from Bani Walid, told RT. “We have documented all this in videos – we recorded the missiles they used and the white phosphorus raining down from these missiles.”

    Many people died without being wounded or shot but as a result of gases, he said.
    “The whole world needs to see who they are targeting,” he added. “Are they really Gaddafi's men? Are the children, women and old men killed, Gaddafi's men?”

    Those trapped in Bani Walid have been crying out to the United Nations for help, but they are not being heard, with the UN Mission in Libya saying it has no men in the city and cannot provide any additional information on what is happening on the ground.

    The director of the UN mission refused to comment on why they were not inside the city.

    In an October 23 UN session, the US blocked a statement on the violence in Bani Walid drafted by Russia, which condemned the ongoing conflict in the city and calling for a peaceful resolution

    Location: ... Libya--Close call with incoming artillery with embedded journalist--(HD) ...

  108. The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions, writes Nafeez Ahmed.
    Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya, while blaming the damage on Gaddafi himself.

    Since then, the country's water infrastructure - and the suffering of its people - has only deteriorated further.

    Meanwhile, UNICEF confirmed that Libyan government officials were not sabotaging water facilities, but in fact working closely with a UN technical team to "facilitate an assessment of water wells, review urgent response options and identify alternatives for water sources."




    NATO enabling Human Rights Abuses: Libyan Rebel Ethnic Cleansing and Lynching of Black People

  109. July 14, 2011
    Amnesty International crisis researcher, Donatella Rovera spent the period from 27 February to 29th May in Misrata, Benghasi, Ajabiya and Ras Lanouf.



    It wasn’t until July of 2011 that HRW would admit that Libyan rebels were carrying out systematic abuses of their own, and even then they were whitewashed and excused.


    Via Global Civilians for Peace: “Amnesty International was well aware of the false accusations of the use of ‘African mercenaries’ in Libya. It was a lie used by NATO and their mouthpieces in the mainstream media to de-legitimise and demonise the Libyan government and cover up the mass racist lynchings, torture and imprisonment of black Libyans and migrant workers by the ‘rebels’.
    Surely as a self-proclaimed human rights organisation Amnesty International should have exposed these heinous ‘rebel’ crimes to the world, condemned the mainstream media’s complicity and campaigned on behalf of the black communities in Libya facing this racist onslaught.”

    17 aug. 2011 - A spokesman said rebel forces had found the buried bodies of civilians
    about 60 miles to the west of the city of ... The spokesman said: 'We discovered a mass grave containing 150 bodies in Tawargha. ..... TOWERGHA


  110. 14 May 2015
    As cited in my Insurge investigation, the vast bulk of the media in Iraq were embedded with coalition military forces, and therefore provided a very selective view of the conflict that sanitised the US-UK role.

    In April I released an exclusive investigation via my new crowdfunded journalism project, INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, into the well-known NGO, Iraq Body Count (IBC), and how its techniques and methods have been co-opted by the Western foreign policy establishment to systematically undercount civilian casualties from conflicts
    in Iraq, Afghanistan and Colombia - and potentially in other conflicts around the world involving US interests.

    I was inspired to undertake the investigation after my Middle East Eye story, "Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990," elicited some critical responses on social media from various people associated with and/or sympathetic to Iraq Body Count. 

    The more I looked into the matter, the more perturbed I became by IBC's odd relationships to US and European government agencies, questionable public statements, and pathological obsession with defending IBC methodologies without any regard for meaningful scientific or academic integrity. Central to the controversy is the work of Prof. Michael Spagat, an economist at Royal Holloway University affiliated to IBC, who has published a number of peer-reviewed papers purporting to show that a 2006 Lancet survey implying an Iraq death toll of more than a million people to date, was in fact false, fraudulent, and unreliable.

    Mar. 31st 2011
    Ten days into bombing,
    war-opponents still struggle to register LibyaBodyCount.org.


    At least 40 civilians have been killed in airstrikes by Western forces on Tripoli, the top Vatican official in the Libyan capital told a Catholic news agency on Thursday citing witnesses.

    03-31-2011, 06:49 PM
    I did a web search for libyabodycount.org and din't find one yet. I'm sure the left is falling over each other trying to get a site up and running

  111. an independent body which would investigate human rights crimes in Libya by all sides since 2012

    In a joint call for action, 13 national, regional and international human rights organisations including five from Libya, have called on the UN to support the creation of an independent body which would investigate human rights crimes in Libya by all sides since 2012.
    They say it is the only way to ensure “accountability, justice, truth and reparation”.
    The groups say that the efforts of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to address the situation in Libya through technical assistance no longer adequately reflectes the gravity of the situation.

    That’s a lot of people, and it certainly made the world stand up and take notice.
    The problem is that the morgues, hard at work tallying up the dead, are finding death tolls in the hundreds, not the tens of thousands. Bodies are missing, to be sure, but the Red Cross is reporting 1,000 missing, with 3,000 as the absolute most that are unaccounted for.

    The rebels are now pinning their hopes on “mass graves” scattered across the country,
    but many of these have already been figured into the tolls by the Red Cross.
    The bodies in the mass graves number in the dozens, at best the hundreds.
    Was the whole “genocide” a lie? Its too soon to say for sure, but the rebel government’s initially claim of 50,000 seems to be at the very least a dramatic overstatement, and even the more modest “25,000-30,000″ their officials are reporting today shows a decided lack of evidence.
    In the end even 25,000 may be a factor of ten too many, and with the rebels’ own killings starting up in earnest they may find the bodycount from the Gadhafi regime’s reign of terror much easier to catch than anyone expected.

    Just in February, the ICC estimated the number of dead at 10,000 and wounded at 4,000.
    On 2 March, the World Health Organization estimated approximately 2,000 killed but at the same time, the opposition claimed that 6,500 people had died while other conflicting reports pointed to 8,000.
    On 8 September, Naji Barakat, the Health Minister of the National Transitional Council,

    stated that the death toll amounted to 30,000, with half thought to be Gaddafi fighters.

    War wounded were estimated as at least 50,000, of which about 20,000 were serious injuries.
    These figures have not been independently verified, and the NTC caused controversy by reducing the number of people killed to 25,000 within a month.
    Meanwhile in June, Gaddafi's Ministry of Health published a report compiling the number of casualties caused by the NATO bombing campaign. The document said that during the first 100 days of the NATO strikes 6,121 civilians were killed or injured.
    According to the report 668 men were killed and 3,093 injured, 260 women killed and 1318 injured, and 141 children killed and 641 injured.

  112. First published 9th Jan 2013

    The Libyan Government announced significantly lower figures of people killed during the revolution.
    At the peak of the Libyan conflict, the National Transitional Council, on the revolutionaries side, has estimated that tens of thousands of people had been killed by Qaddafi’s forces.

    The Ministry now believes that during the revolution, 4,700 people died and 2,100 went missing on the revolutionaries side, although it cannot confirm exact figures.

  113. Bloody Monday. Janzour. The massacre of black Libyans.February 6, 2012



    2012 -2013 prisoners killed in misrath



    At Darna, the Muslim Brotherhood has prepared a blacklist of 900 military and police personnel to be executed. A fatwa was said to kill anyone who was under the flag of the Jamahiriya.

    Aug 24, 2012 Meanwhile unrelenting disputes in recent weeks brought suspected targeted killings of defected Gadhafi military leaders. The day following the power transfer, Mohamed Hadia al-Feitouri, an army general under Col. Gadhafi, was executed leaving a Benghazi mosque after Friday prayers when gunmen opened fire from a vehicle. General Feitouri was one of the first military heads to defect during the insurgency last year.
    Reuters reported days before former military intelligence Colonel Suleiman Bouzrida was shot in the head twice while walking to a mosque for early morning prayers. He also defected to the rebel side in the early stages of the coup. A week prior an explosion rattled the Libyan military intelligence in Benghazi without casualties.


    A wave of assassinations targeting security officials has become the latest setback for a country still reeling from a Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead

    Below are some extracts of the released documents showing a few of the escalating security incidents since June 2011 reported by the US Embassy Tripoli Libya Regional Security Office.

    On the same day that Stevens was killed in Benghazi, there were reports that in Darna several Catholic nuns and priests were beaten and stabbed. At least 32 people have been killed in the city over the last several months including the security chief.

    12 sept 2012
    War between Waddadfa and Awlad Suleiman in #sebha yesterday, 11 killed. Caused by rebel torture & killing of young Qaddadfa member. #Libya. Only because he is form HEROIC family!

    13 october 2012 7 handcuffed bodies were found in the desert near Reyaniya, likely killed three months ago.

    31 october 2012 News circulating about the death of Colonel Habashi (whose arrest resulted in the Tarhuna raid on Tripoli airport) under torture in Misrata.

  114. https://www.facebook.com/victimsohr?fref=photo&sk=photos

    In 2013, in a report of the Libyan government, 643 deaths were recorded. "Agence France Presse had used these statistics, but had never made them public to protect the government of the suspicion being incompetent," according to the website.
    Other reports have since been published by NGOs, but these have tightened their target.

    They are only interested in the case of political assassinations.

    En 2013, dans un rapport du gouvernement libyen, 643 morts avaient été recensés. ” L’ Agence France Presse avait utilisé ces statistiques, mais ne les avait jamais rendues publiques afin de protéger le gouvernement de soupçons d’incompétence”, selon le site internet.

    March 20, 2013

    Human Rights Watch has said about 1,300 people from Tawergha
    are detained, missing or dead,and abuses committed against Tawerghans "may amount
    to crimes against humanity and could be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court".

    118 violent deaths in October to date in #Libya, 1859 since start of 2014 http://www.libyabodycount.org/table 
    245 violent deaths in #Libya in December alone
    2803 violent deaths in #Libya in 2014

    4 May 2015
    757 violent deaths in #Libya in 2015

  115. Thursday 19 January 2012
    Arab Organisation for Human Rights The investigation also set out to probe alleged violations committed by former opposition forces allied to the National Transitional Council. As well as evidence of killing, torturing, detention and ill-treatment of individuals who may have been loyal to the former regime,
    the mission examines the forced displacement of suspected "enemies of the revolution" – especially in Tawergha.
    Reports described Tawergha, near Misrata, as a "ghost town" – 30,000 residents had been driven out of their homes in what looked like an act of revenge and collective punishment carried out by anti-Gaddafi fighters.

    17 -25 July 2012
    Former rebels determined to continue their score settling
    frequently hunted down the 30,000 Tawarghans displaced all over Libya


    The Mshashiya and Qawalish tribes from the Nafusa Mountain area have suffered a similar plight. Opposition fighters from Zintan waged revenge attacks, which resulted in hundreds of deaths in June 2012 alone, against the members of these tribes for alleged loyalty to Gaddafi. After rebels gained greater control, many tribal members fled for Tripoli and continue to live as internally displaced refugees for fear of returning home.

    As of 8 September 2014, at least 56,544 people have been in protracted displacement since the 2011 conflict that ended Muammar al-Gaddafi's 41-year rule (OCHA, 28 February 2014; IDMC interview, 8 September 2014). According to UNHCR, this figure includes approximately 40,000 Tawerghan IDPs, the majority of whom were staying in Tripoli or Benghazi. It also includes approximately 9,200 IDPs from the Mashashya, Qawalish and Sian tribes who remained displaced in the Nafusa Mountains (IDMC interviews, 9 and 19 September 2014). Those who fled Tripoli and the nearby town of Shgeiga, continue to live in dire condition in schools, unfinished administrative buildings and metal hangars, which they have been squatting since October 2011. Members of these communities have been accused of being supporters of the Qaddafi regime by armed groups and have been victims of retaliatory attacks.

  116. According to an official investigation the most barbarous acts were committed by the rebels since the end of fighting. Prisoners have been beaten, tortured and executed en masse.

    The rebels went from house to house and arrested all the men whom they regarded as enemies.
    There are witness statements that pro-Gaddafi fighters had their fingernails ripped out before their throats were cut.

    Thousands of individuals suspected of having fought for or supported the government of Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi continue to be detained across Libya.  The vast majority have yet to be officially charged or brought to trial.  Since the fall of Tripoli and the vast majority of the country under the control of anti-Gaddafi forces in August 2011, human rights abuses by armed militias such as arbitrary arrest and detention; torture or other ill-treatment – including to death; extrajudicial executions and forced displacement continued to take place in a climate of impunity.   To date, armed militia seize people outside the framework of the law and hold them incommunicado in secret detention facilities, where they are vulnerable to torture of other ill-treatment.

    November 6, 2012
    A UN Commission of Inquiry reported in March that grave violations were committed by anti-Gaddafi forces during the armed conflict and in the period since.

    “If the NTC fails to investigate this crime it will signal that those who fought against Gaddafi
    can do anything without fear of prosecution,” he said.


    Suleiman al-Fortia, a member of the dissolved National Transitional Council from Misrata,
    denied that Gadhafi or his loyalists were executed.
    "We hoped to arrest Gadhafi alive (to try him).
    All the killings took place in a crossfire," he said.

    ISIS occupies Sirte, Libya.

    Published on Jun 4, 2012
    Terrorist gangs enter Sirte, Libya, on brand new Saudi 4x4s, after NATO had destroyed the city by carpet bombing with White Phosphorus and Depleted Uranium. Now ISIS is in full control of the city, and has recently beheaded 21 Christians there.

    The endgame for Sirte

    22 Apr 2015)
    The city of Sirte has seen intermittent clashes between Daesh, which controls parts of the city, and Battalion 166, which is loyal to Fajr Libya.

  117. NOV. 3, 2011

    interim justice minister, Mohammed al-Alag :”They are not the military, they are only ordinary people,” al-Alagi said. While he acknowledged that rebels have made mistakes,
    he said they cannot be described as ”war crimes at all.”

    25 Apr 2015
    Mohammed Al-Alagi appointed as #Libya's representative to the International Criminal Court.

    NTC Surges into Qaddafi's Final Bastions Friday, 16 September 2011 Mohammed al-Alagi,
    Justice Minister of the National Transitional Council said,
    "Rebels entered Sirte yesterday. They then retreated yesterday, possibly to secure some areas.
    It's a matter of hours before I believe the siege on the residents of the city will be lifted
    and they will join the revolution. They have been under siege by some mercenaries and by some remnants of the former regime."

    The developments in the coastal town came as Turkey's prime minister arrived in Tripoli.

    I personally recall a phone conversation with a Libyan medical doctor at the hospital in Sirte, reporting about hundreds of dead after just one NATO bombing raid and over 1000 dead within the last week.(7)

    25th October 2011
    Some of the anti-Qaddafi fighters have been accused of arbitrary arrests and torture, and others have been implicated in killings.


  118. Blanket amnesty for rebel atrocities 2012 -2013


    Public criticism of the thuwwar, who are widely hailed as heroes, is uncommon.
    Even officials, activists, journalists, lawyers and victims of human rights violations who privately acknowledge the prevailing lawlessness and abuses committed by the thuwwar
    do not raise their concerns in public, fearing reprisals.
    Their fears are justified.
    Outspoken individuals have been dubbed the “fifth column”, as alleged al-Gaddafi loyalists are commonly called,
    and faced threats and intimidation – entrenching the climate of self-censorship.

    Impunity Rules: Libya Passes Controversial Amnesty law

    Impunity was a serious problem. The scarcely functioning criminal courts struggled to try abusive Qadhafi-era officials, but generally skirted the pressing problem of abuses during the year by post-Qadhafi militias, in part because of militia intimidation of judges.
    When authorities did attempt to conduct trials, threats and acts of violence often influenced and curtailed judicial proceedings.

    Aside from adopting but not yet implementing legislation to provide a new legal framework and sponsoring dialogues on its implementation throughout the country, the government did not take concrete steps by year's end to advance transitional justice.

    There were rare investigations and still fewer prosecutions of those believed to have committed abuses.
    2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – Libya

  119. 2014
    As of 25 August approximately 287,318 persons have been displaced within and around Tripoli as well as in the eastern region of the country. This includes 100,000 persons recently displaced from Warshafana and some 7,000 Tawerghan IDPs have been redisplaced after leaving their camps in fear of shelling and possible abduction in Tripoli

    May 18, 2015
    Two tanks mark the entrance to a camp that houses more than 300 internally displaced people in a remote mountainous region of northwestern Libya. By the edge of the road, barbed wire fencing lined with UNHCR-stamped tarpaulins affords the makeshift homes a modicum of privacy. 
    The camp's inhabitants originate from the town of Tawergha, some 200km east. 


    Despite being just 90km from the capital Tripoli, this camp’s remote location in the mountainous region of Tarhuna means it has been neglected by successive governments, the media and aid organisations.
    Some families consist of just women and children, with missing husbands, fathers and brothers killed in 2011 or in prison. The ongoing conflict has made it impossible for families at the camp to visit relatives jailed in Misrata, who are believed to number up to 1,200. 

    Marwa Baitelmal, a spokesperson for the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, admitted that representatives had not visited this particular camp since 2013. 
    With no in-country presence for security reasons, she said it was relying on other agencies to deliver aid. 

    5 - Abdul-Hamid'Bet Almaal . "he was the Commander of the group"

    The detainees mentioned some of the names of the militiamen
    who have been torturing them in SIRTE :
    1 - Mohammed Al Juhaimi
    2 - Mohamed El-Siwi resident of the Ras Ammar, Misurata.
    3 - Muhammad Al Mahishi.
    4 - a person named Yassin, the rest of his name is unknown .
    5 - Abdul-Hamid'Bet Almaal . "he was the Commander of the group"

    3 - Muhammad Al Mahishi
    Omar Al-Mahishi attempted another coup in 1975

  120. IDMC estimates that there were at least 400,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Libya
    as of earlier January 2015.

    Over 2.5 Million People Displaced by Libyan War, Nearly Half a Million in the Past Few Months

  121. https://ar-ar.facebook.com/tHe.ReD.vAlLy/posts/731781993552742

    17 May 2015

    One of the main commanders of the pro-Islamist Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council (BRSC), Wisam Ben Hamid, has claimed that his forces have now destroyed 80 percent of the Libya National Army in Benghazi and that his forces will win “for sure”.

    When, last July ­– one of the last occasions he appeared on TV – he was filmed alongside Ansar leader Mohamed Al-Zahawi at the Saiqa camp in Buatni which they had just captured, the heavily bearded and triumphant Ben Wissam took a strongly Islamist line promising that their joint forces would take control of all Libya, impose Sharia law, and kill “all apostates”.

    The claim about having destroyed four-fifths of the Libyan National Army does not tally with the situation on the ground in Benghazi where BRSC forces, which include Ansar Al-Sharia, have been pushed out of much of the city.

    It is not known where the interview took place. It is thought to have possibly been in Misrata

    where his family, including his father-in-law
    Salem Jaber, an Islamist imam, are now reported staying.

    May 13, 2015
    The International Criminal Court can investigate alleged crimes by Islamic State militants
    in Libya, but it is first up to individual states to prosecute their citizens accused of offences, The Hague-based court's prosecutor said on Tuesday.

    The United Nations Security Council asked the court in 2011 to investigate crimes committed
    since the start of an uprising the same year that led to the fall of leader Muammar Gaddafi.

    ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that she had noted the 15-member body's calls for accountability for alleged crimes against civilians committed by groups claiming allegiance to Islamic State.

    "My office considers that ICC jurisdiction over Libya prima facie extends to such alleged crimes," Ms Bensouda said. "I recall however the principle that states, in the first instance,
    bear the primary responsibility to investigate and prosecute their nationals who have joined forces with (Islamic State) and are alleged to be committing ... crimes."

    "My office is actively considering the investigation and prosecution of further cases, and will not hesitate to take such action as may be needed to contribute ending impunity in Libya," she said.

  122. NATO foreign ministers sing 'We Are The World' at dinner


    Setting aside for a moment all the world's major problems, NATO foreign ministers let their hair down at the end of a meeting in Antalya, Turkey. NATO
    May 15, 2015

    NATO’s chief has admitted that efforts to stabilize Libya after its bombing campaign
    helped to oust the Gaddafi regime in 2011 failed. But responsibility lies with the international community and new Libyan authorities, Jens Stoltenberg believes.

    Speaking in Turkey, however, Stoltenberg stressed that NATO had done in Libya what the United Nations gave it the green light to do: "When it comes to the NATO operation I think we all have to remember that that was an operation with a very clear UN mandate. And our task was to protect civilians against the violence conducted by the Gaddafi regime and we did so. We did what we were asked to do in accordance with the UN mandate."

    May 18, 2015
    EU foreign and defence ministers are expected to approve a mission to destroy the boats used by people-smugglers operating in war-torn Libya.
    At a meeting in Brussels, the ministers will also discuss the mission's command-and-control structure and HQ.
    It is part of the EU's response to the vast numbers of illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.

    NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned Monday that fighters from Islamic extremist groups may hide among the flood of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, increasing the need for an effective response.

    Stoltenberg's comments came as he attended a meeting of EU foreign and defence ministers which was set to approve the bloc's plan for a naval operation to tackle people smugglers operating mainly out of Libya.

  123. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on one of his many visits to Libya.



    Salem Al-Shaykhi (right)



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