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20 Jul 2013
by Andrew Morgan

Following international intervention and several months of stalemate, opposition forces seized control of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and took two of Gaddafi's sons into custody on August 22, 2011. Opposition forces continued to clash with the remaining loyalist forces until October 2011, sparking fierce combat over the last strongholds of … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Wednesday rejected the extradition of Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, cousin and former close aide of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], to Libya. The country's administrative court held that Qaddaf al-Dam should be tried in Egypt. It reasoned that because Qaddaf al-Dam was … [read more]


Legal News
27 Mar 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] Egyptian authorities on Tuesday extradited two former Libyan officials from the regime of Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], ex-Cairo ambassador Ali Maria, and another ex-official, Mohammed Ibrahim Gadhafi, back to their home country. Both were arrested on corruption charges [AFP report] a week ago with Gaddafi's cousin … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2013
by Blake Lynch

[JURIST] Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, cousin of Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], was arrested at his home Tuesday in central Cairo by Libyan forces. The arrest of Qaddaf al-Dam coincides with the second anniversary [BBC report] of the air campaign commenced in Libya by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jan 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] Libyan Justice Minister Salah Maraghni announced Saturday that the war crimes trials of Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi [JURIST news archive], and brother-in-law and former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi [BBC profile], will occur within the next month. Maraghni stated [RIA Novosti report] that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, former Prime … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2012
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] The trial of former Libyan prime minister Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi [JURIST news archive] began on Monday, but the hearing was postponed until December 10 to give counsel from both sides additional time to prepare for the case. Mahmoudi served as prime minister under Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Tunisian government on Sunday extradited former Libyan prime minister Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi [JURIST news archive] to Libya to face trial for his alleged crimes against the Libyan people. Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali [BBC profile] made the decision over the opposition of Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki [official … [read more]


Legal News
24 May 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] The Tunisian government announced Tuesday that the country would extradite former Libyan prime minister Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi [JURIST news archive], after Libya guaranteed that al-Mahmoudi would have a fair trial. The conditions [Tripoli Post report] that Tunisia set for al-Mahmoudi's extradition to Libya is the guarantee that al-Mahmoudi … [read more]


Legal News
14 Feb 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] A Tunisian court on Tuesday dropped charges against former Libyan prime minister Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi [JURIST news archive] for illegally entering the country, but the former figurehead under the regime of Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] remains in jail until a final decision on his extradition … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jan 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] In response to international criticism the Libya Ministry of Justice announced on Sunday that it will be commandeering "makeshift prisons" around the country to prevent further prisoner torture. Deputy Minister Khalifa Ashour acknowledged that primarily loyalists to former dictator Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] have been tortured … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jan 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] Thursday reported the recent deaths of several Libyan detainees who were apparently tortured while in custody [press release]. The deaths come amid allegations of widespread torture and ill-treatment of detainees accused of being pro-Gaddafi loyalists and fighters during the Libyan conflict [JURIST backgrounder] last … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jan 2012
by Jamie Reese

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] addressed [statement] the UN Security Council Wednesday, expressing concern over alleged current human rights violations in Libya. Pillay first noted that the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website] has expressed their commitment to human rights and has taken … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jan 2012
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] A coalition of Middle Eastern human rights organizations on Thursday accused all parties involved in the Libya conflict [JURIST backgrounder] of human rights violations [report, PDF] and crimes against humanity. Three organizations were involved in the fact-finding mission [press release] which resulted in the report: the Arab Organisation for … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jan 2012
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] The Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy websites] and 12 other human rights groups issued a statement on Friday urging the government of Tunisia not to extradite former Libyan prime minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], warning … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2011
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Wednesday urged the Tunisian government not to extradite [statement] former Libyan prime minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], warning that he would be "at a real risk for torture" if he is returned to Libya. Al-Mahmoudi, who served under … [read more]


Legal News
9 Nov 2011
by Max Slater

[JURIST] A Tunisian appellate court ruled Tuesday that a Libyan senior official who served under Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] should be extradited back to Libya. Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], Gaddafi's former prime minister, was ordered to be extradited following his conviction [BBC report] … [read more]


Legal News
2 Nov 2011
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] Tunisian courts will review a request for the extradition of former Libyan prime minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi placed by the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website] on November 8, according to a statement made Wednesday by al-Mahmoudi's lawyer Mabrouk Kourchid. Al-Mahmoudi has been held in Tunisia since September … [read more]


Legal News
9 Oct 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] The United Nations (UN) [official website] called on all parties to the Libyan revolution [JURIST news archive] to maintain respect for human rights [press release] as the conflict winds down in Sirte [BBC backgrounder]. As the interim government forces push through the hometown of former Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2011
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] The Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website] issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Al Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi on Wednesday. Al-Mahmoudi was arrested in Tunisia [JURIST report] last week and sentenced to six months in prison for illegally entering the country. The conviction was overturned [BBC report] … [read more]


Legal News
22 Sep 2011
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] Former Libyan prime minister Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi [BBC backgrounder] was arrested Wednesday in Tamaghza, Tunisia, near the border with Algeria, according to Tunisian authorities. Al-Mahmoudi was sentenced to six months in prison for illegal entering the country [BBC report]. Al-Mahmoudi served as prime minister under Muammar Gaddafi [JURIST news … [read more]

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