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Libyans Have Earned the Right to Justice

Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser

Condemnations were quick and direct when a Libyan court approved a death penalty sentence for the son of deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi and eight others for war crimes, including murder. However anyone feels about these specific verdicts, Libyans have earned the right to see their tormentors brought to justice. And the work of Libyan courts in these cases should be commended -- or at least respected.

Libya's Big Step Forward... Then What?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all of the good cheer on election day, there were sad reminders that the Transitional National Council remains locked in a bitter contest with unruly, violent-prone militias and tribal gunmen who continue to roam vast swaths of Libya, refusing to lay down their arms.

Trapped in Libya

Seth Engel | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Seth Engel

Publicly stating a suspect is guilty before a trial begins degrades the rule of law and encourages summary justice, which is precisely what the squads in Zintan have done -- at Miss Taylor's expense.

ICC Lawyer Detained In Libya

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

By Ali Shuaib and Hadeel Al Shalchi TRIPOLI/ZINTAN, June 9 (Reuters) - A delegation for the International Criminal Court has been deta...

Former Servant Recounts Gaddafi's Final Days

Posted 02.22.2012 | World

He was one of the last people to see Muammar Gaddafi alive. He was there when the Libyan dictator's convoy was struck by NATO and when he was captured...

Libya To Hold Trial For Gaddafi's Son, Says Official

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Ali Shuaib TRIPOLI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son and one-time heir apparent of toppled ...

The Libya Trial -- Victor's Justice at the ICC?

Seth Engel | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Seth Engel

There are certain crimes -- be they war crimes or crimes against humanity -- that are illegal, no matter what your position in society or in which nation you reside.

Investigation Examines Gaddafi Son's London School Of Economics Admittance

Posted 12.01.2011 | World

Britain's Foreign Office approached a professor at the prestigious University of Oxford to admit Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif Al-Islam as a student, The...

Lessons From 1979 Iran for Libya -- Seek Justice, Not Vengeance

Gissou Nia | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Gissou Nia

While other conflict-worn nations underwent the dual processes of prosecution and reconciliation to set their nations on the course of right, Iran is a case of transitional justice gone horribly wrong.

Gaddafi Son Hoodwinked By Guide

Posted 11.22.2011 | World

New footage from Reuters shows the man who reportedly guided Libyan rebel forces to capture Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Youssef Al Hadmani says Gaddafi pro...

My Classmate Saif al-Islam

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 11.01.2011 | World
Rahilla Zafar

He sat across from me as our professor lectured us on political theory. I wondered if he was an altruistic banker who decided to go back to school. I never would have guessed he was the son of a dictator.

Gaddafi Son Set To Surrender, NTC Says

Posted 12.26.2011 | World

Reuters is reporting that Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam is planning to turn himself in to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Accordi...

Western Media in Libya: Journalists or the Propaganda Arm of the Insurgency?

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Every armed conflict is accompanied by a propaganda war, and I don't blame the rebels for reporting gossip or lies or wishful thinking if it serves their aims. That's war. But I expect our supposedly free and informed journalists to be skeptical.

Gaddafi's Son: 'The Fighting Will Continue Until All Of Libya Is Liberated'

Posted 10.02.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's camp has vowed to push on with its war against rebels whether or not NATO stops its bombing campaign, leav...

Gaddafi's Son: Libya In Talks With France

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, July 11 (Reuters) - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the Libyan leader, said his father's administration was in talks with the French governme...

Gaddafi's Son Predicts Another Vietnam For U.S.

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Jean-Philippe Remy | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

Among Muammar Gaddafi's children, Saif Al-Islam was the one with the ambition to become Libya's reformer. The Libyan leader's second son lived and stu...

Gaddafi's Son: Libyan Leader Would Agree To Elections, But Not Exile

Posted 08.16.2011 | World

ROME (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi would agree to internationally supervised elections on condition there is no vote-rigging, one of the Libyan leader...

How Saif Gaddafi Became Indistinguishable From His Father

New York Magazine | James Verini | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

The last time Benjamin Barber saw Saif Qaddafi, in early December, they spent a cheerless evening together in London. Barber, a political scientist an...

Cat and Mouse in the Libyan Desert

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

It didn't take long for Gaddafi to shrewdly declare a so-called unilateral ceasefire. He is no pushover when it comes to outfoxing his opponents, and whether France, Britain and the U.S. will fall for his gambit depends on various factors.

Gaddafi's Son: Time For Negotiations Is Over

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya is preparing full-scale military action to crush its rebellion and will not surrender even if Western powers intervene in th...

Who Is Running Libya's Revolution, and Does It Matter?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Just who are the Libyans placing their lives on the line to take Tripoli and establish a post-Gaddafi regime in Libya? If the U.S. and its allies are going to pour economic aid and military support into their hands, in the best of all worlds it would be wise to know just who is on the receiving end. Right now, there is no simple answer. And given the chaos inside Libya and the see-saw nature of the struggle taking place between pro- and anti-Gaddafi forces, the revolution has not had much time to ponder the question.

What's With Libya? Who Are the Gaddafis?

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Despite Gaddafi's reputation as delusional, he still controls his own propaganda machine and media. An assassin's bullet could find its mark, things could disintegrate from within, but the Gaddafi clan is far from done.

Gaddafi's Loyal-ish Translator

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

I've been a fan of Gaddafi's translator since September 2009 -- when he screamed, "I can't take it any more" and collapsed while translating Gaddafi's speech before the UN General Assembly.

Libya Pressed Oil Firms To Reimburse Terror Costs: Wikileaks

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - Libya's ruling family tried to coerce billions of dollars from Libyan and foreign oil companies, and its leader Muammar Gaddafi exh...

Gadhafi and the LSE: A Cautionary Tale

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ben S. Cohen

It was inevitable that the venerable London School of Economics would be rechristened the "Libyan School of Economics" the instant it embraced the financial largesse of the Gadhafi family.