Monday, 14 April 2014

Gaddafi sons, officials, go on trial in Libya

[This is the headline over a report published today on the website of the Maltese newspaper The Times.  It reads in part:]

Libyan prosecutors have opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and former regime officials  in a major test for the North African state's transition to a democracy.

Neither Saadi Gaddafi or Saif al-Islam were in the courtroom at Tripoli's Al-Hadba prison, but Gaddafi's ex-spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi was among the former officials sitting behind a fenced-off section, a Reuters reporter said. (...)

Senussi was joined in the court by Gaddafi's former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, and former foreign minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi, a Reuters reporter said. Also in the court was ex-intelligence chief Buzeid Dorda, who had appeared at earlier trial proceedings.

The men face charges ranging from corruption to war crimes related to the deaths during the 2011 uprising, which expanded into a civil war that eventually ousted Gaddafi. The former Libyan leader was later killed after his capture. (...)

[Abuzed Omar Dorda and Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi both a played a highly significant and, in my view, honourable, part in the resolution of the Lockerbie impasse between the UK, the USA and Libya. No mention is made in this report (or in any of the others that I have seen today) of Mohammed al-Zwai, another important figure in the Lockerbie affair, though he has been named as a defendant in earlier reports.]


  1. MISSION LIFE WITH THE 'LOCKERBIE AFFAIR' - 2014 - (google translation, german/english):

    Again the new Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni will resign as soon as the General National Congress (GNC) can choose a replacement.
    "Libya Now" can not be stable under such circumstances...
    and there want the FBI and Scottish officials find in Libya, alleged evidence in connection with the bombing of PanAm 103, over Lockerbie - against Abdelbaset al Megrahi or against the former Gaddafi regime ???

    If solid evidence would be exist, such evidence would be offered for sale previously - with high probability.
    Mr. Al Megrahi and Libya have nothing to do in the 'Lockerbie Affair'.

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Telecommunication Switzerland. Webpage:

  2. These people are determined to destroy the sons of Gaddafi and especially Saif who was present during the deal done between Blair and his father during which, Saif has said, the issue of Megrahi's fate, was "always on the table". I wonder how Blair sleeps at night!!!

    Then again I wonder how MacAskill and Salmond sleep too when it comes to what they did over Megrahi and Lockerbie.