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Lights, camera, revolution: the birth of Libyan cinema after Gaddafi’s fall | The Guardian

Libya had no film-making culture under Gaddafi: just a handful of cinemas and a propaganda machine. Days after a film sparked violence there, Steve Rose meets the new wave While the people of Benghazi were ejecting the Islamist militias from their city last Saturday, another smaller but equally remarkable event was taking place 400 miles away in Tripoli. In the ...

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Human Rights Watch accuses US of covering up extent of waterboarding | guardian.co.uk

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the US government of covering up the extent of waterboarding at secret CIA prisons, alleging that Libyan opponents of Muammar Gaddafi were subjected to the torture before being handed over to the former dictator’s security police. The New York-based human rights group has cast “serious doubt” on Washington’s claim that only three people, all ...

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Libya council hands power to new assembly | Al Jazeera

Libya’s National Transitional Council has handed over power to a new assembly in a symbolic move marking the first peaceful transition after more than 40 years of rule by the late Muammar Gaddafi. “I hand over the constitutional prerogatives to the General National Congress, which from now on is the legitimate representative of the Libyan people,” NTC chief Mustafa Abdel ...

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Libya’s independents might emerge as third power | The Malta Independent Online

Libya’s elections have brought in a large new political generation of independents – businessmen, activists, former judges and former exiles – who form the largest bloc in the first elected national assembly after Muammar Gaddafi‘s fall and will be the big wild card in determining the country’s course. Both a coalition led by the secular former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril ...

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After Gaddafi, Libya splits into disparate militia zones | The Observer

The rebel strongholds of Benghazi, Misrata and Zintan have become increasingly independent of Tripoli’s new regime by Chris Stephen National flags from around the world flutter in the bright sunshine by a city gate made of shipping containers painted in the Libyan national colours. A uniformed militiaman examines my passport, then waves me through with a smile. Welcome to the ...

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Libya on the Line: The war retold | Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera will retell the Libyan civil war from a new perspective: through the eyes of Gaddafi and other top officials. They’re the conversations Muammar Gaddafi didn’t want the world to hear: Al Jazeera has had access to more than 12,000 recordings of Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and other high-ranking Libyan officials. Libya on the Line will retell the ...

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Syrian president warned to allow deployment of UN observers | guardian.co.uk

Bashar al-Assad accused of wanting to ‘wipe Homs off the map’ as activists report 17 people killed by security forces UN observers must be swiftly deployed to Syria or “other options” will be considered, President Bashar al-Assad was warned as western countries kept up pressure on him to maintain a shaky ceasefire and comply with an internationally backed peace plan ...

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Hand over Gaddafi son, international criminal court tells Libya | guardian.co.uk

The international criminal court has told Libyan authorities to surrender former dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is wanted in The Hague for crimes against humanity. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was arrested in November by rebel fighters in Libya’s remote southern desert while trying to flee to neighbouring Niger and has been held largely incommunicado since then. … Human ...

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NATO must investigate civilian deaths in Libya, says Amnesty | The Guardian

NATO has failed to properly investigate or provide compensation for civilian deaths caused by its air strikes during the seven-month operation in Libya that helped bring about the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Amnesty International has said. Echoing similar criticisms aired this month by Russia, Amnesty said scores of Libyans who were not involved in the conflict had been killed or ...

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