OPINION: Libya has one government and one parliament


OPINION: Libya has one government and one parliament

By Azza K. Maghur

Everyone out there please read carefully & complete.

Libya has one government and one parliament.

Nevertheless, members of the international media and foreign policy makers around the world are distorting this simple fact by speaking of Libya’s government as divided. Repetition has created a misleading media narrative and imposed a perceptual reality that in effect divides Libya. It is pressuring the country’s beleaguered democratization process to a point where it may be aborted, or worse, push Libya towards partition.
A Constitutional Declaration was written in August 2011 to guide Libya forward through the transitional period following its Revolution. Nevertheless, this essential document and the plan it lays out to lead a unified Libya to a democratic civil state is overlooked.
It is disturbing to see legitimate institutions, formed within the framework of the Constitutional Declaration, equated with so-called governments and institutions that are the product of violence. How are acts of warstorming the doors of governmental institutions, forcibly occupying ministries, shelling cities with missiles and destroying the country’s largest airport along with hundreds of millions of dollars of planes – be considered comparable to democratic process?
Peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone in the democratization processes of newborn democratic states. Libya went through three elections, two of which involved a transfer of power. In accordance with the Constitutional Declaration, Libyan voters elected the country’s House of Representatives (HoR) on 25 June 2014; the House of Representatives then appointed an interim government headed by Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni.
How, after the hard-won steps Libya has taken towards democracy, can members of the diplomatic community and media refer to the democratically elected HoR as the “Tobruk parliament” and its legitimate government as the “Al-Thinni government,” thus ignoring the June 2014 election results and distorting the historical record?
Meanwhile, international media and diplomats refer to the remnant group of politicians in Tripoli as the “GNC,” the parliament that preceded the HoR. The General National Congress (GNC) mandate expired on 21 July 2014 when the results of the HOR election were announced. However, one week before, a coalition of Islamist and regional militias launched an armed operation, called Operation Dawn, to take over the capitol Tripoli. After weeks of urban warfare, it succeeded on 23 August. Operation Dawn’s first political move was to call on the GNC to resume sessions and to appoint a government. A small group of former GNC members began to meet and appointed Omar Al-Hassi as Prime Minister of, what he termed, a National Salvation Government.
Needless to say, the imposition of the rump GNC had no footing in the Constitutional Declaration and was in violation of democratic principles. The mandate of the GNC had expired and there is no constitutional provision for its return. In reality, the rump GNC, composed of thirty or fewer of the original 200-member parliament, became the political arm of the Operation Dawn militias.
How is it possible for a country unified under a Constitutional Declaration to have a “Tobruk parliament” and at the same time a rump “GNC”? The intent of this article is to dust off the truth and build a better understanding of Libya’s governing institutions and the plan laid out in the Constitutional Declaration.

Phase 1: The Constitutional Declaration, August 2011
The Constitutional Declaration was issued by the self-proclaimed political entity of the February 2011 Revolution, the National Transitional Council (NTC). It was simple and recognized the self-proclaimed NTC as the highest authority of the state, granting it a mix of legislative and executive powers. It allowed for the NTC to appoint (and dissolve) a cabinet to govern. A timetable stipulated that the NTC hand over power to an elected body, the GNC, within 240 days from the declaration of the liberation of Libya. Elections for the GNC were held on 7 July 2012 and on the 8 August, in a ceremonial event, the NTC publicly announced the transfer of power to the first parliament elected by Libyans in nearly 50 years.
The ceremony took place under the scrutiny of a people who had survived generations under dictatorship. On that remarkable day, at a time when militias were positioned in every corner, in every city, the NTC managed to transfer power to a purely civil entity chosen by the Libyan people. Nevertheless, the transfer ceremony was not without incident. Salah Badi, an elected GNC member who  demanded that a young Libyan woman leave the stage because her head was uncovered. Sarah Messelati, who was only 22, left the room quietly. However, shamefully no one in the gathering, including women representing 16% of elected GNC members, spoke up in her support. That day, everyone’s hearts and eyes were clinging to the power transfer ceremony and eager for it to take place as quickly and quietly as possible.
In addition to establishing the GNC, the Constitutional Declaration also created the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) tasked with writing the future Libyan constitution. It allowed 60 days for the CDA to draft the Constitution and then forward it to the Libyan people for referendum. This period was later extended to 180 days.

Phase 2: The General National Congress, July 2012-July 2014
In July 2012, the GNC replaced the NTC as the highest authority of Libya. The main goal and task of the GNC during its mandate was to establish the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA). Following ratification of the Constitution, a second transfer of power would occur, with the GNC handing over to the newly-elected institutions prescribed in the Constitution. In summary, this second phase was about drafting a constitution and a subsequent peaceful power transfer, by which the transitional period would end and a new democratic civil state would be launched.
However, the GNC neglected its mandate, interfered with the executive branch and focused on promulgating a political isolation law by which Libyans became unequal before the law. This law was adopted in May 2013 under armed pressure from militias connected with sympathetic members of the GNC.
Finally, after eight months, the GNC realized it had been sharply diverted from its principle mission and appointed a committee to draft the CDA election law. The CDA election took place in February 2014, over a year and a half after the GNC assumed office. The CDA’s first session was held in the town of Baida in April 2014.

Phase 2.5: The February Committee, February-April 2014
As the GNC tenure wore on, it became increasingly apparent that the body was unable to run the country efficiently and its interference with the executive was making governance an impossible mission. When the GNC finally initiated the process of drafting the CDA election law in April 2013, disgruntled Libyans were already in the streets demanding that the GNC step down and transfer power to a new representative body.
Every time the GNC stretched the period of fulfilling its major duty, the establishment of the CDA, it also stretched its own mandate and continued to be the highest authority in the country. It became clear that the simplicity of the Constitutional Declaration did not account for a separation or balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches of government. The conclusion reached by the citizenry and many members of the GNC was that the limitations of the Constitutional Declaration made the GNC inadequate as a vehicle to take Libya out of the transitional period to a modern constitution.
Under tremendous pressure from within the GNC and the general public, a Sixth Amendment to the Constitutional Declaration was adopted by the GNC, by which a new phase was drawn to revive the democratization process. The GNC created a constitutional committee called the February Committee to take the necessary steps to amend the Constitutional Declaration to allow new parliamentary and presidential elections. Accordingly, the GNC decided to end to its existence, even before a constitution was issued and transfer power to a new parliament. This new parliament would be based on democratic principles, including separation of powers between branches, a series of checks and balances and a distinctly separate executive branch headed by an elected president with a clear mandate to state powers. By taking this step, the legislative power would no longer be the highest authority of the state of Libya.
A new road map introduced by the February Committee added an additional phase to allow for a new parliamentary body, the House of Representatives (HoR) and a directly elected President. Most significantly, the February Committee introduced a conventional module of governance based on equilibrium and separation of powers.
On 31 March 2014, the GNC adopted the February Committee’s first set of recommendations. However, the matter of the election of a President of the State was postponed to be reviewed by the HoR. The newly elected HoR would resolve whether the President would be elected directly by the people (as recommended by the February Committee) or by the HoR. By doing so, the GNC again created hurdles to the democratization process. The elements of the February Committee proposal were interconnected and could only be adopted as a whole. Any substantive changes or postponement of the proposal’s clauses rendered the concept of democratization refreshment useless.

Therefore, a third and additional phase, which was not originally anticipated in the Constitutional Declaration, was adopted by the GNC in March. On 29 April , the GNC passed Election Law Number 10 of 2014 to provide for the election of the HoR. This third phase afforded a dignified exit to the GNC and a peaceful hand over to a new parliament. The GNC was under an obligation to fulfill the peaceful transfer of power to the HoR as its predecessor had to it. Any failure to do so entailed individual legal responsibility of GNC members before the law.

Phase 3: The House of Representatives, June 2014-present
The GNC adopted a series of required legislative steps to insure a peaceful transfer of power to the HoR. These included a decree issued by the GNC President ordering preparations for the ceremonial transfer of power to the HoR and calling on the HoR to convene.

Beginning in May 2014 armed conflict ignited in parts of Libya and till now, this continues to complicate Libya’s transition to democracy. At the time of the 25 June election, fighting was underway in the city of Benghazi. An thinkable tragedy unfolded the night of the election when Salwa Boughaigis, a prominent civil society activist, lawyer, and deputy president of the National Preparatory Dialogue Commission, was brutally murdered in her home in Benghazi, not long after she posted on social media photos of herself voting. Her husband, Essam Gheriani, was kidnapped and to date has not been found. A national hero for her role in the revolution, Boughaigis became one of hundreds of Libyan civil society activists, military and security professionals, politicians and media figures assassinated in the years following the revolution.
On 21 July 2014, the High National Elections Commission announced the results of the H0R election: 188 members out of 200 were elected. The remaining twelve would have been from communities that were prevented from voting by extremist militias. In addition Amazigh communities chose to boycott the election as part of their campaign against what they claimed was constitutional marginalization.

In line with the February Committee recommendations, the seat of the HoR would be located in Benghazi. Preparations were already in progress to refurbish the Tibesti Hotel as its headquarters in order to allow the HoR to begin meeting there by the end of July. However, the combination of armed conflict, the closure of the airport in Benghazi and other violent incidents made it infeasible for the HoR to convene in Benghazi. The freshly-elected body was forced to quickly find a new place to meet. Given that armed conflict had spread to Tripoli, HoR members followed the suggestion of the body’s senior members and convened in the quiet eastern city of Tobruk on 4 August.
By the time the HoR convened, Libya’s democratization process was in deep crisis, but still surviving. Urban warfare in Tripoli compelled many residents to flee the city, including government ministers who began meeting in the relatively calm and secured city of Beida where the Constitutional Drafting Assembly had been working. This phase of the transitional period can certainly not be described as peaceful. How could it be in a country in the grip of militias?
The inaugural meeting of the HoR was attended by 158 of the 188 elected members; thirty members boycotted in protest of the change of location and some remnant GNC members tried to halt the process under pretext of ceremonial procedure.

Despite the series of decrees the GNC had issued to initiate the necessary steps to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, members of the body, led by its President, Nouri Busahmain, refused to attend the meeting in Tobruk. However, the inaugural session was attended by the GNC’s First Deputy, Ezzedine al-Awami. Al-Awami represented a large bloc of GNC members who supported the democratization and legitimacy requirements defined by the Constitutional Declaration. This document, as amended by the February Committee, emphasizes that the HoR must convene within two weeks of the date of the HNEC announcement of the final election results. This precise date, 21 July 2014, constituted the transfer of power between the GNC and its successor. The Constitutional Declaration stipulates that power and legitimacy originate from the people as “the source of powers.” Therefore, all other related acts and decisions from the previous legislative power are considered ceremonial only and add nothing to the result of the elections.

Immediately after the GNC was announced to be back on stage by the Operation Dawn militias, the media began to use different terms when writing about Libya. The international press went from celebrating the HoR elections, covering the HNEC’s announcement of the winners and speculating on the leadership and political composition of the new parliament, to writing as if Libya had two parliaments and two governments, in effect rendering Libya’s short but rich democratization process insignificant.

The democratization process and its values, including the transfer of power, do not depend on protocol and ceremonies. Ceremonial procedures are never considered an impediment during the democratization process; the crucial and substantive principle of the transfer of power overrides ceremonial procedures. Peaceful transfer of power constitutes a vital obligation for democracy, while the ceremonial process of “hand over,” if any, is merely a public declaration of it. Ceremonial steps cannot be used to impede or block the democratization process. The rump GNC, however, reached a point where it denied any transfer of power, for the simple reason that the GNC President’s insistence to hold the handover ceremony in Tripoli was not accepted by the HoR. To accept the rump GNC’s position would be to say that one person, i.e. “the Speaker of the Parliament,” can twist the whole concept of democracy, and block it.

In addition to the pressures exerted on Libya’s democratization process, foreign policy makers and the international media are undermining the process by imposing an unlawful, illegitimate and artificial reality. Each of the many references to members of the former GNC as the “GNC,” as if the dissolved body continued to exist, constitutes a false and erroneous statement. There is no longer the GNC body; rather, there are some former members of the former GNC who are contravening the spirit of the Constitutional Declaration and the essence of democracy. The GNC wittingly ended its term in office, amending the Constitutional Declaration and issuing legislation and decrees. It can never reverse this process because it is a legal obligation and the GNC is obliged to fulfill this obligation.

The remnant GNC members are claiming that they are still in power based on their interpretation of the Libyan Supreme Court November 6, 2014 ruling. They argue that it dissolves the HoR. Regardless of whether or not this is a correct interpretation, dissolving the HoR does not allow the GNC to return as the governing authority in Libya. If the HoR were dissolved, it would only open venues for new elections, a new road map and a new phase in Libya’s difficult road towards democracy based on the Constitutional Declaration, a political agreement or on a new constitution.

Today there is neither a GNC, nor a so-called National Salvation Government. Legitimacy is not a carte blanche conferred by the media or policy makers. Power can be divided and shared, but legitimacy cannot. If democracy is not only about elections, it is certainly about the transfer of power. If elections alone do not consign legitimacy, then refusal to transfer power is the suffocation and poisoning of democracy itself. The conclusion is that Libya has one government and one parliament.

To think or write about the Libyan State in any other way, gives a false image of Libya and threatens the country’s troubled democratization process, recklessly pushing it towards possible partition.

Azza Kamel Maghur is a Libyan lawyer, human rights activist and former member of the 2014 February Committee tasked by the General National Congress to amend the transitional Constitution and prepare the elections law.

NEWS FROM OCCUPIED LIBYA APRIL 2015


NEWS FROM OCCUPIED LIBYA APRIL 2015

Lyon: any party may propose amendments to the draft should be sent before May 3rd.

His majesty has spoken and if we do not do what he say’s there will be blood to pay… So King Leon who represents UNZION has ordered us to propose amendments whether we like it or not wow who is the DICTATOR now? So here is a preview of what this asshole pro MUSLIM BROTHERHOOOD had to say to us:

Bernardino Leon President of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (file: Internet) (photo:)

Bernardino Leon pro MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD & President of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (file: Internet)

The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Bernardino Leon, the Libyan draft political agreement seeks to establish a government capable of separation of powers, executive authority.

He called on all parties to Lyon in the event of approval of the draft or having some reservations being communicated and send any proposals for changes in the date of the third of May.

Leon said in a press release on Wednesday morning in New York: «The draft political agreement will put an end to the political and military conflict in the country». **** Yeah right!!! I am wondering what kind of drugs he is taking  to believe such BS this will never happen and especially when the want to promote Belhaj the most wanted terrorist in the world a political leader in Libya who by the way has sworn allegiance to Isis/Daesh but the western media is blacking out, I wonder why?

The document text expanded to drafts that are discussed in the dialogue rounds, offering a vision of institutional restructuring and security arrangements that support the path of the transition period, according to the Libyan news agency.

And draft details Lyon said: «The draft agreement provides for a transition period is limited not to exceed two years, and outlines democratic principles including the peaceful transfer of power, and a commitment to the results of the June elections 2014 fair, in addition to the establishment of a government capable of separation of powers, executive authority» . **** when he says two years he is exaggerating, the same thing was done in 2011 and look where we are! Still a failed nation, starving, poor, thousand of people killed. So again while reading from his script that the Elitists gave him does he really believe that he is doing everything? No he hasn’t spoken to the tribes and I am sorry your majesty if you haven’t spoken to the tribes everything is null and void… Start over we are a stubborn bunch not easy to conquer and especially when we were free for 42 years and we have tasted what it meant to be free from you assholes… so again on what drugs is he on?????

Austrians bought out of Libyan Cement Company by local investor

Benghazi-based Libya Holdings Group is buying out the Austrian majority owner in the Libyan Cement Company, in a deal which will give it control of the largest cement maker in North Africa.

The Austrian building materials firm Asamer bought into LCC when it was privatised in 2008 paying LD 200 million for a 50.6 percent share. The remaining equity was held by the Economic and Social Development Fund. Ten percent of the ESDF’s shares were supposed to be distributed to the workers.

Last year Asamer ran into financial troubles and some of its assets, including its shares in LCC, were transferred to a holding company for disposal. It is from this holding company, QuadraCir that Libya Holdings is acquiring ownership at an undisclosed price in a deal which is likely to be sealed this Thursday.

LCC contributed to Asamer’s financial woes. It has three plants with 2,300 employees. Despite sending four aid convoys to its workers during the revolution, the management quickly ran into industrial unrest after Qaddafi’s defeat. Staff demanded to be paid LD33 million in wages for when the three plants, two in Benghzi and one outside Derna, were idle.  A crippling strike and threat to 33 foreign employees forced Asamer to shut the plant.

Production was beginning to restart when violence returned to Benghazi. Both the factories in that city are in Hawari, one of the main centres of fighting against Ansar Al-Sharia. Neither is currently operational.

Ahmed Ben Halim, the founder of Libya Holdings has said the deal is worth “tens of millions of dollars”. He added that it would also involve Libya Holdings investing millions more in upgrading production facilities.

Halim’s father Mustafa Ahmed Ben Halim was King Idris’ prime minister for three years until 1957 and lived in exile after Qaddafi came to power.

Halim said that Libya Holdings was being backed on the LCC deal by 15 investors from “the Arabian Peninsular” including Saudis, Kuwaitis and citizens of the UAE as well some investors based in Europe.

As we are talking about Austria today is the anniversary of Shokri Ghanem who was murdered in Vienna on the 29/4/2012 but still we do not know why he was assassinated. Here are some questions not yet answered:

Why did they have to assassinate him  after agreeing to testify to the Attorney General in outside Libya? Why progress immediately after the Attorney General Abdulaziz Alhsada his resignation in March 2013 and claimed it for health reasons?

The resignation of Attorney General the issue of the assassination of Shokri Ghanem?
Why was the assassination of then Attorney General Abdulaziz Alhsada in April 2014?
Was it intended to assassinate Attorney General because he was very close in discovering who was involved in the assassination of Shokri Ghanem file?

Why the world press and the media ignored the subject of assassination,  despite its importance in terms of the person and the time, place and event?
Pain cheering every February, and the leaders of the West vindictive man to split the system and listing factual lot of competencies and abilities and considered a victory for them. Is the paper burned after its secession and ended its importance?

Is it that these cases stay under lock and key? Like its predecessors NTC who still have not found the killers and who gave the order to murder General Younis and his two companions, and dozens of issues have they become forgotten?
Don’t these people have rights under the citizenship of a Libyan in this chaos and the law of the jungle and the Government and Parliament of gangs and militias that forcibly classify and say they want democracy, freedom and legitimate institutions and dress falsely?
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This is not the issue. But we will not accept in any way that the Libyan people are killed in this horrific way in a European capital without knowing the details and the perpetrators and why? Why the silence of the Criminal Investigations Office in Austria for pursuing the case and revealed details?  Was Shokri Ghanem spill the beans on who really was involved in the false flag of 2011 and the agencies were worried? As the whole protect the civilians was a total BS?  Many questions that no one is willing to give answers too as the Great empire with Israel would crumble…

Shokri Ghanem (Secretary of the General People’s Committee as well as the Secretary of the General People’s Committee for Economy and Trade, as well as the General Secretariat of the National Oil Corporation and was director of research at the International OPEC) was assassinated in the streets of one of the capital in Austria

 

Private Plane Full of Foreign Diplomats Lands in Misurata

by JoanneM

Reporting raw intel from the ground in Libya.

Two nights ago very early in the morning, a private jet landed at the Misurata airport. This plane was carrying 16 Americans, 4 French people and 3 Swedish people all carrying diplomatic passports.

They were picked up by someone who took them to the home of Ali Dbeeba. Most Libyans will recognize the name of Dbeeba, he was in the government of Libya before the 2011 illegal NATO war. He turned against his country and joined the radical Islamists, he is a traitor. But it was to his home that the foreign diplomats were taken.

It is pretty obvious that this group was sent by the Zionist cabal to discuss the impending attack on ISIS from the Egyptian army. Of course the Zionist, one world order, criminals are not at all happy about this attack. First of all they conquered Libya by illegal means but they own it now and they want to keep it, the Libyan people be damned. Second. the military industrial complex that makes them billions of dollars by selling weapons to both sides of the war on terror, is not working this time as they are not involved.

We don’t know what was discussed by this private visit but today in Tripoli there are big conflicts starting with the UN representative (Leon), himself a Zionist and other western Zionist representatives. The militias that illegally control Tripoli by force are finally showing their TRUE colors. They are radical psychopathic Islamists that never had any intention of negotiating with the legitimate Libyan government. They don’t want peace, they want ultimate control by any means and they want all the wealth of Libya and they will never give it up unless they are forced to; which is something that is going to happen and there are no amount of words that can stop it. The great Tribes of Libya and the Libyan army (not Haftar – he is a CIA traitor) will clean their country of this rubbish and there will be blood, it is the only way as no one cannot negotiate with terrorists.

God Speed them to victory and help them to bring home the 2 million Libyans who are forced to live in exile while these foreign scum mercenaries sit on their land

Doubts cast on Cyrenaica TV killings

Doubts are being cast on yesterday’s reports of the five-member TV crew of Cyrenaica TV having been killed by the Islamic State (IS).

Despite allegations that bodies had been found, either near Beida or Derna, there have been no pictures published,  no statements from officials who would normally quick to indict IS for such a crime, and the families in Ajdabiya of four of the TV team say they have heard nothing.

The government’s official spokesman, Hatem Oraibi, has meanwhile said that the administration knows nothing about any bodies being found.  Nor have hospitals anywhere in the east of the country reported five bodies being brought in.

The five were seized on 5 August last year while they were driving back to Ajdabiya from Tobruk where they had been filming the inauguration of the House of Representatives.

For its part IS is reported first to have put out a statement denying the killings, then another denying that it had put any such statement.

“It’s just rumours on Twitter,” said a Libyan reporter who has been in touch with the families. “There is no reason to believe it’s true.”

Family feud turns deadly in Sebha

A four-hour gun battle between two families in Sebha yesterday left two men dead and several others injured.

The fight broke out in the New Hijara area of Sebha, behind the town’s pasta factory.  A disagreement between two members of the family led to shots being fired.  In the end two men were shot and killed.  Hassan Jumaa Hagar, a 30-year old, and Ibrahim Faraj Al-Senussi, 26, both received fatal wounds to the chest.

The injured include Ibrahim’s 65-year-old father, Faraj Al-Senussi, as well as Mohammed Hassan Khalifa, Mohamed Abubaker Adam, Hamid Ahmed Al-Sunni and Ahmed Ibrahim.  It is thought that some of the injured were simply bystanders and not directly involved in the dispute.  They are all in stable condition.

After police barricaded the street, family elders were brought in and able to bring an end to the fighting.  The incident is now being investigated by the police.

Refugees in Libya face despair from all sides

Thousands of migrants embark on the risky sea journey from Libya to Italy’s Lampedusa Island. The Libyan coast guard is poorly equipped, so are Libyan detention centers where for many the journey ends.
Barely a day passes without boats that are hardly seaworthy making their way from the coast of Libya towards Europe. On board are desperate refugees in search of a better future.

Reports about disastrous shipwrecks with hundreds of people drowning are increasing by the day. Instead of dealing with the emergency as one would expect, a strange silence prevails at the Libyan coast guard in the capital Tripoli. It’s almost as if no one is at work.

Rather than counting the boats at his disposal, Shubi Bisher who is in charge of operations, counts the boats that need repairs. He complains that there is a lack of spare parts. “I have a private boat, we use that sometimes,” Shubi said. “We use our own facilities.”

Since January 2015, the Libyan coast guard no longer goes out on patrol. They only operate when they get information that a refugee boat is making its way to the Italian island of Lampedusa. The 1,800 kilometer-long (1,118 mile) Libyan coastline makes it hard to detect all tugs and refugee boats heading towards Italy. Lampedusa lies around 300 kilometers away.

One million people on ‘waiting list’

According to estimates by the European Commission, nearly one million people are waiting in Libya to make their trip to Europe. Anyone caught by the police without a valid residence permit ends up in a Libyan detention center.

Former Libyan president Moammar Gadhafi had a close cooperation with Europe on migration.

A Libyan coast guard points towards a broken down boat.

The Libyan Coast Guard suffers from depleted resources

Libya supervised its coast and prevented refugees from leaving Libyan territory. Instead they were kept in detention centers.

But since the fall of Gadhafi in October 2011, the Libyan state rapidly collapsed. Different militias now control large parts of the country, making it easy for human smugglers to traffic immigrants across the country, and cram them into boats heading to Europe.

Mohamed Baithi, head of Libya’s coast guard, says most of the migrants do not wish to return to Libya. “They want to go to Europe, sometimes if we bring them back, they cry or they try to destroy our boat,” Baithi told in an interview. Most refugee boats send out distress calls which are picked up by the coast guard. Merchant ships or nearby fishing vessels are then obliged under international maritime law to come and rescue the refugees. “They must take all these people on board,” Baithi said.

Deplorable detention camps

Lamin Kebe sits barefoot in the courtyard of one detention camp located in Zawiya, some 50 kilometers west of Tripoli. The Senegalese national is one of the 8,000 migrants currently holed up in such a camp, according to the current Libyan Interior Minister Khalifa Gwell.

Children sit on top of table inside a Libyan detention camp.

The inmates of Libya’s detention camps include women and children

 Despite harsh conditions in the detention centers, Zawiya Kebe and about 420 other detainees still carry the hope that brought them to Libya. They are held for weeks or months by Libyan authorities.

During that time, they may not work or leave the country. “They lock us inside our rooms and treat us like dogs,” says 19-year-old Boubaker Bari from Guinea. He says guards occasionally beat and insult them. “They wear respirators because they say we stink.” Only five showers are available for the more than 400 inmates.

No help from Libyan authorities

The poor conditions in the camp are causing friction. The migrants are becoming increasingly violent says Lieutenant Khaled Attumi, head of the Zawiya detention center. “They constantly try to escape and yesterday they tried to beat up a policeman.”

Attumi says he understands the situation the migrant detainees find themselves in. “The food is bad – sometimes they get bread, sometimes they don’t,” he said. “This is now the third year in a row that the government has not provided a single dinar for this institution, what can I do? If it continues like this, I will let them run away.”

That would open up the way for yet more migrants to try to come to Europe. Libyan coast guard Shubi Bisher says the refugees know that they are risking their lives. “In January, a fishing boat crew found four bodies hanging in their net but the coast guard does not even have money for body bags,” Shubi said. “It’s a disaster.”

BREAKING – ISIS Moves From Derna to Tobruk, Haftar Purposely FAILS

by JoanneM

ISIS the Islamic state has moved itself very close to the acting capital of Libya, the city of Tobruk in Eastern Libya

** All Libyans be alerted, the man known as Haftar is doing nothing to restrain (stop) ISIS, be alerted that this man is a spy with the CIA and this is known to all countries. It is well-known that ISIS was founded and is supported by the CIA so you have a traitor in your midst and he will steal your country from you. PLEASE WAKE UP

PLEASE BE ADVISED TO ALL WHO READ THIS – NOW IS THE TIME TO STEP UP AND HELP YOUR LIBYAN BROTHERS WHO FIGHT THIS EVIL FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD

 

ONE OF THE LATE CHRIS STEVENS KILLER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED BY THE BENGHAZI SECURITY & WHAT HE SAYS IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO WHAT THE INSPECTORS OF USA HAVE SAID.


ONE OF THE LATE CHRIS STEVENS KILLER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED BY THE BENGHAZI SECURITY & WHAT HE SAYS IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO WHAT THE INSPECTORS OF USA HAVE SAID.

 

Thursday. Benghazi. April 23, 2015 AD.
US Ambassador “Chris Stevens” kill was not “smothered” but “strangulated” as after the arrest of one of the officials on the US consulate attack in the city of Benghazi on September 11, 2012 and to determine the number of required names behind the attack.

A charge of anti-terrorism security chiefs confirmed in the city of Benghazi the media that during the interrogation of one of the terrorists arrested in a car bombing in the “technical secondary” in the city of Benghazi during the graduation of the Libyan National Army, which led to the death of “9” dead and more than “20 “wounded, most of them in serious condition, which was identified through Cameras which were installed on the wall of the camp:

During the investigation of this terrorist by the way, leading a large confessed crimes was a surprise to us, including that he was one of the perpetrators of the assassination of US teacher “Roland Smith,” a teacher at the International School in Benghazi and who was assassinated is based Baltarb in December 2013 and recognized names those who were with him in the assassination.

He then admitted his involvement in the attack on the US consulate in the September 11, 2012 and was one of the first arrivals to the Ambassador neighborhood and they had strangled the Ambassador by linking his neck and ripping his clothes worn by “shirt and tie” and then the ambassador was conveyed in a car, “Opel” Cadet and parked on the side of the road outside the headquarters of Consulate were some citizens found the Ambassador inside the car and the citizens where the ones who  transferred him to a hospital in 12:00 Benghazi.

In his confession about the murder Ambassador “Chris Stevens,” he said That they were with him, and pretended to be citizens who entered the consulate after the attack.
Through the review of the pictures that were taken during and after the attack on the consulate identified clearly.
He added: terrorist killer in custody in place of “safe” and we have many names we will not disclose them and we will seek them out to catch them. In these cases among the names that I will mention just two names, one of them was killed in clashes with the Libyan army and the other neighborhood. “Muhammad bin Humaid,” which we confirm of his death. “Faraj Shuki,” which we believe that he was killed, but the neighborhood is one of the leaders of the “Ansar al-Sharia” militia Ruff God Alshata while fighting now at the center of “Laithi.”

He stressed that the security services began to get their hands on a lot of strings of terrorism in the city of Benghazi and especially revealing about the involvement of officers and officials in the security services in terrorism and accused of smuggling cases in exchange for huge amounts of money paid to them and hide information. Major issues, of “Abdel-Fattah Younis,”  of activist “Salwa Bughaighis” and the assassination of “3” men.  Customs after the kidnapping has become clear to us and we were able to reach the dead, including, unfortunately, a colonel in the Customs Service and a fugitive now exists in western Libya city named Colonel “Salem Suehali” and we will reach them sooner or later.
These confessions destroy all previous novels especially trading investigations American novels and other poses many questions. But the fact remains one, which is that what happened to the ambassador, “Chris Stevens” the truth can be found in the city of Benghazi, many people known and it is no longer a secret.  **** (That means that soon we will find out who really gave the order…. to mastermind a murder of this high-caliber means that they orders came from abroad and paid in full to keep mouths shut.. but one thing they did not calculate Libyans talk not under torture generally they talk… they don’t care if by talking they will burn some mystical foreign high power who gave the order and plans on how to do it. So soon we will know the whole truth on what really happened to the Late Stevens and 3 soldiers may they rest in peace…)
Special proxy Benghazi

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Roland Smith with his wife and child

Roland Smith with his wife and child

Roland Smith

Roland Smith shot dead in Benghazi

.عاجل.و.ع.ا.ل.الخميس.بنغازي.23 أبريل 2015م.
السفير الامريكي ” كريس ستيفنز ” قتل ” مخنوق ” ولم يمت ” مختنق ” كما كان يعتقد بعد القبض على أحد المسؤولين على هجوم القنصلية الامريكية في مدينة بنغازي في 11 سبتمبر 2012م وتحديد عدد من الأسماء المطلوبة وراء الهجوم .
أكد أحد قادة الاجهزة الأمنية المكلفة بمكافحة الارهاب في مدينة بنغازي للوكالة أنه خلال التحقيق مع احد الارهابيين المقبوض عليهم في تفجير سيارة مفخخة في ” الثانوية الفنية ” في مدينة بنغازي خلال تخريج دفعة من الجيش الوطني الليبي والذي أدى الى مقتل ” 9 ” قتلى وأكثر من ” 20 ” جريح أغلبهم في حالة خطرة والذي تم التعرف عليه من خلال كاميرات كانت مثبتة على سور المعسكر : خلال التحقيق مع هذا الارهابي وهو بالمناسبة قيادي كبير اعترف بجرائم كانت مفاجأة لنا من بينها أنه كان احد المنفذين لاغتيال المدرس الامريكي ” رولاند سميث ” المدرس في المدرسة الدولية ببنغازي والذي اغتيل وهو يقوم بالتريض في شهر ديسمبر 2013م واعترف بأسماء من كانوا معه في عملية الاغتيال.
ثم اعترف بمشاركته في الهجوم على القنصلية الامريكية في 11سبتمبر 2012م وكان من أوائل الواصلين الى السفير وهو حي وانهم قاموا بخنق السفير بربطة عنقه وتمزيق ملابسه التي يرتديها ” قميصه وربطة عنقه “وتم نقل السفير في سيارة ” أوبل ” كاديت وركنها في جانب الطريق خارج مقر القنصلية وتم العثور على السيارة وفي داخلها السفير من مواطنين حيث تم نقله الى مستشفى 1200 بنغازي . وفي اعترافاته حول واقعة قتل السفير ” كريس ستيفنز ” قال بأنه ومن كانوا معه تظاهروا بأنهم من المواطنين الذين دخلوا الى مقر القنصلية مع المواطنين عقب الهجوم .
ومن خلال استعراض الصور التي تم التقاطها خلال وبعد الهجوم على القنصلية تم التعرف عليه بوضوح .
واضاف : الارهابي القاتل متحفظ عليه في مكان ” آمن ” ولدينا اسماء كثيرة لن نفصح عنها ونحن نطاردها للقبض عليها في هذه القضايا ومن بين الاسماء التي سأذكر اسمين فقط احدهما قتل في اشتباكات مع الجيش الليبي والاخر حي .
:” محمد بن حميد “والذي تاكدنا من مقتله .
:” فرج شكو ” والذي كنا نعتقد بإنه قتل ولكنه حي وهو أحد قادة ” أنصارالشريعة ” مليشيا راف الله السحاتي وهو يقاتل الأن في محور ” الليثي ” .
وأكد ان الاجهزة الأمنيةبدأت تضع يديها على الكثير من خيوط الارهاب في ليبيا ومدينة بنغازي خاصة وكشف عن تورط لضباط ومسؤولين في الاجهزة الأمنية في قضايا إرهاب وتهريب متهمين مقابل أموال ضخمة دفعت لهم واخفاء معلومات . قضية اللواء ” عبدالفتاح يونس ” و قضية الناشطة ” سلوى بوقعيقيص ” وقضية اغتيال ” 3 ” من رجال الجمارك بعد خطفهم اصبحت واضحة لنا واستطعنا الوصول الى القتلى ومن بينهم للأسف عقيد في جهاز الجمارك وهو هارب الان وموجود في مدينة غرب ليبيا اسمه العقيد ” سالم السويحلي ” وسنصل اليهم طال الزمن ام قصر .
هذه الاعترافات تهدم جميع الروايات السابقة خاصة ماتتداوله تحقيقات وروايات امريكية وغيرها وتطرح العديد من الأسئلة .ولكن تبقى حقيقة واحدة وهي ان ماحدث للسفير الامريكي ” كريس ستيفنز ” حقيقته موجودة في مدينة بنغازي في ليبيا ومعروفة لدي الكثيرين ولم تعد سر.
خاص بالوكالة بنغازي

وادي الدينار

When the UN forces the Legal government HoR to sit on the same table with Ansar al-Sharia you get this announcement a Financial reward to kill Haftar and military leaders of the Libyan army


When the UN forces the Legal government HoR to sit on the same table with Ansar al-Sharia you get this announcement a Financial reward to kill Haftar and military leaders of the Libyan army

The UN and its representatives Mr. Leon are blackmailing the HoR of Tobruk to sit together with Belhaj who is a well-known terrorist wanted by Interpol also is a leader of Daesh/Isis and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Libyan dawn on his watch thousands of Libyan men, women, children died in horrible deaths was a very close ally to the late ambassador Stevens and a very close friend of Senator McCain. The other group is Ansar al Sharia, Muslim Brotherhood and lets not forget Libya Karama which all of them mount to mercenaries brought from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Iraq fighting the Libyan civilians fueling for more blood not lifting the ban of arms for the Legal government to tackle these psychopaths. Adding to this fuel are the American Ambassador Deborah Jones, the French Ambassador and the British Ambassador these three countries do NOT WANT TO SEE PEACE IN LIBYA THEY WANT TO DIVIDE IT LIKE SUDAN, YUGOSLAVIA, IRAQ, SYRIA AND THE UN IS HELPING THEM TO ACHIEVE IT. The prostitutes want to hide the truth but their joy does not allow them and what I mean by this is although the UN, WESTERN MEDIA, FRANCE, USA AND ENGLAND try to persuade the international community for the sincerity of these terrorists and grooming them into good people they go and make announcements of hiring guns to MURDER official Libyan elected people. You can read the statement below:  

 

The organization “Ansar al-Sharia”, on Wednesday 15th 2015, announced in writing a financial reward to anyone who killed five of the Libyan National Army leaders and included in the  statement from the organization the names of all of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan Air Force Maj. Gen. Saqr Jeroshi, the defensive zone green mountain Colonel Faraj Barasi,  the stun Special Forces Colonel Nice Bouchmadh, the spokesman for the dignity of the process leading Mohammed Hijazi, According to the “middle gate,” the Libyan news.

The dedicated organization will give financial reward of $ 100 thousand dinars for those who will first kill  Khalifa Haftar, and 50 thousand dinars to anyone who kills Brigade Saqr Jeroshi, and 50 thousand dinars to anyone who kills Colonel Faraj Barasi, and 25 thousand dinars to anyone who kills Colonel Nice Bouchmadh, and 25 thousand dinars to anyone who kills Major Mohammed Hijazi.

The organization said in a statement, “We see these days egg from the yoke of Islam from people who worshiped idols tyrants human and spent their loyalty was necessary for us picking their heads.”

And engaged in the Libyan army, led by first team Haftar battle began the process of dignity in the city of Benghazi in the month of May last to cleanse Libya of Ansar al-Sharia and other extremist organizations.

It is said that Libya riven by fighting and lawlessness and wrangled two governments to manage and control militias Berlmanan since the dawn of Libya to the capital Tripoli in August / August.

The interim government led take Abdullah al-Thani, the Council recognized internationally by the House of Representatives of the headquarters of two of Tobruk while taking government rescue emanating from the General National Congress (parliament) outgoing from Tripoli headquarters of the two.

Ansar al-Sharia made a financial reward to kill Haftar and military leaders

Ansar al-Sharia made a financial reward to kill Haftar and military leaders

United Nations attract “terrorists” to the Libyan dialogue table


United Nations attract “terrorists” to the Libyan dialogue table

The continuance of the  Libyan dialogue tours in neighboring Morocco and Algeria, aimed at ending the country’s war, the United Nations faces, dialogue sponsor, severe criticism from inside and outside Libya, due to the inclusion of some characters is accepted in the negotiations.

By regional observers believe that one of the aims of the United Nations envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, next to the imposing on the Libyan authority, figures have terrorist records, or supporting armed groups it considers the Libyan government internationally recognized “terrorist groups.”

Highlights among these names Abdelhakim Belhadj is currently Chairman of National Party, Amir LIFG previously, which has a history full of links with terrorist groups and now sworn allegiance to Isis/Daesh.

UN REPRESENTATIVE LYON TOGETHER WITH THE MOST WANTED TERRORIST ABDULHAKIM BELHAJ

UN REPRESENTATIVE LYON TOGETHER WITH THE MOST WANTED TERRORIST ABDULHAKIM BELHAJ

RESPONSIBLE FOR: THE GARGOUR MASSACRE, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF TRIPOLI, THE USE OF WHITE PHOSPHORUS IN BAN WALID, TAWERGHA GENOCIDE AND MISPLACEMENT, RAPES, KIDNAPPING, TARGET KILLING WHO EVER DISAGREES WITH THEM, EXPLOSIONS OF OIL FIELDS, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ORGAN TRAFFICKING, ORPHAN CHILDREN TRAFFICKING. THEY ARE A GREAT BUNCH THE MOST HATED LIBYANS IN LIBYA

RESPONSIBLE FOR: THE GARGOUR MASSACRE, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF TRIPOLI, THE USE OF WHITE PHOSPHORUS IN BAN WALID, TAWERGHA GENOCIDE AND MISPLACEMENT, RAPES, KIDNAPPING, TARGET KILLING WHO EVER DISAGREES WITH THEM, EXPLOSIONS OF OIL FIELDS, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ORGAN TRAFFICKING, ORPHAN CHILDREN TRAFFICKING. THEY ARE A GREAT BUNCH THE MOST HATED LIBYANS IN LIBYA

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LEADER OF LIFG, RIGHT HAND OF BIN LADEN, CIA & MI6 AGENT, & Sworn allegiance to Isis which make him the LEADER OF DAESH, LEADER OF LIBYAN DAWN, NOW LEADER OF ISIS/DAESH IN LIBYA, GOVERNOR OF TRIPOLI WAS PUT THERE BY NATO, OWNS HIS OWN MILITARY AIRPORT IN TRIPOLI THE METIGA AIRPORT, HAS BILLIONS STASHED AWAY IN FOREIGN BANKS IS THE BEST FRIEND WITH THE IDIOTIC SENATOR McCain & HILLARY CLINTON. THE GO TO MAN FROM AMBASSADOR STEVENS, DEBORAH JONES, ENGLISH AMBASSADOR MICHAEL AARON  AND HE IS THE MOST HATED MAN IN LIBYA.

LEADER OF LIFG, RIGHT HAND OF BIN LADEN, CIA & MI6 AGENT, & Sworn allegiance to Isis which make him the LEADER OF DAESH, LEADER OF LIBYAN DAWN, NOW LEADER OF ISIS/DAESH IN LIBYA, GOVERNOR OF TRIPOLI WAS PUT THERE BY NATO, OWNS HIS OWN MILITARY AIRPORT IN TRIPOLI THE METIGA AIRPORT, HAS BILLIONS STASHED AWAY IN FOREIGN BANKS IS THE BEST FRIEND WITH THE IDIOTIC SENATOR McCain & HILLARY CLINTON. THE GO TO MAN FROM AMBASSADOR STEVENS, DEBORAH JONES, ENGLISH AMBASSADOR MICHAEL AARON AND HE IS THE MOST HATED MAN IN LIBYA.

Belhadj  participated in the fighting in Afghanistan in 1988, and in 1994 he returned to Libya to re-establish the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group(LIFG) assisted by MI6 within its ranks the training and financing of its members to prepare for “jihad against the Gaddafi regime”, in the first waves of the return of what was known as the “Arab mujahideen.” However, the Libyan authorities raided the training centers in 1995, and killed one of the leaders Abdul Rahman Hattab, while Belhadj with the help of MI6 was able to flee to Afghanistan, and there he was named the new leader of the Libyan Fighting Group, which rearranged its ranks in Afghanistan.

In 2004, Belhadj was arrested in Malaysia intervention of the US and British intelligence, and was deported to Libya on March 8, 2004, by the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood to mediate for his release and was released for one year in-house arrest after Belhaj betrayed all his comrades when they were captured he was a free citizen to travel as he pleases so he was a free man since 2005 and not as the western media says that he was released in 2010.

Mohammed Sawan Chairman of Justice and Construction Party(Brotherhood) between sitting at the table of dialogue, to raise the controversy at the United Nations on the intentions of the Libyan government and its image to be formed.

He insists the AKP and construction to support the rebels Benghazi Shura Council, which implements the attacks against army troops in the eastern city that was the cradle of the Libyan revolution against the late Colonel system, note that the Board has classified the legitimate government as a terrorist group.

In spite of the Justice and Development Party in spinning Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries data, the latter insists that he “would not accept the project of democracy or democratic parties (…) This includes parties that claim to represent Islam.”

There are several clues about the link between the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries leaders, organizing “Isis/Daash” who took advantage of the chaos in Libya and began publishing their influence in several cities, including near Benghazi, Derna.

The presence of the President of the party of change Juma Aalghemati between negotiators Libyans, indicating the inclusion of weak political parties.  Aalghemati was dismissed from the party leadership, and thus has NO qualifications that led him to represent the Libyan political bloc in the dialogue.

Aalghemati also supports the rebels Benghazi Shura Council, which seeks to rule the Benghazi based on strict interpretations of Islamic law, and he wants free of any political parties or democratic appearances.