[What follows is an excerpt from an interview with Colonel Gaddafi's daughter, Aisha, in today's edition of The Sunday Telegraph.]
A lawyer by training, her father's regime is not the only contentious cause she has spoken up for over the years. In her youth, just like her Dad, she was a keen supporter of the IRA, and three years ago, she was on the legal team that defended that other controversial Arab leader, Saddam Hussein. (...)
She is similarly bullish about the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al Megrahi, whose release last year on health grounds has caused such furore in Britain. (...)
"We have always viewed him as a detainee, not a prisoner, as there is no evidence that he commited such a crime," she says, adding that he deserves compensation for being locked up unjustly. "But it is terrible that there are politicians who are demanding to know why he is still alive. They have forgotten that it is an act of God. Nobody dies before his time."