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January 26, 2006

Torture in Libya.

One of those things that would be funny if it weren’t serious.

Seif al-Islam, who runs a charitable foundation, is the most prominent voice for political reform in Libya, and often acts as Col Gaddafi's envoy to the outside world -not least in dealing with the difficult negotiations for compensation for the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

British officials said they were negotiating with the Libyan government to appoint his Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations as the "independent monitor" under the terms of a "memorandum of understanding" with Tripoli.

This allows Britain to deport Libyans suspected of terrorism to Libya, on condition that they are not tortured or killed. Similar agreements have been signed with Jordan and Lebanon. The well-being of the prisoners is supposed to be verified by a local "independent monitor", but many will question whether the son of the Libyan leader can offer an adequate guarantee.

Yeah, the dictator’s son to keep an eye on the dictator. Good one.

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Comments

Well , This is what money can do.
Seif Al-Qadhafi does not have any official title in Libya other than He is the son of the Leader or elder Qadhafi. Qadhafi's dictitorial regime is very well known, torture, targeted killing.. etc for whoever oppose his rule. with all these
claims that he is changed man, none so far felt
at home. Libyan are happy that the regime more accepted internationally but sad to see nothing changed internally. If anyone sent back to libya either accept to live under Qadhafi's standards or will live as a second class citzen. No fredom of expression or freedom to make a decent living but corruption. Seif's organaization is only serving his father not the Libyan People.

Posted by: Ahmed | Jan 27, 2006 1:28:36 AM