Exactly a year to the day after the death of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his influence is still the cause of violence according to the country’s current de facto leader.
In Tripoli, many police duties are still being carried out by militiamen, proud to show off their firearms permits. The streets are still awash with weapons.
A lawyer representing the Gaddafi family wants to see those who killed the former dictator brought to justice.
Nick Kaufman, who has been hired by Gaddafi’s daughter Aisha said: “I have no doubt in my mind that he was murdered. Murdered in the most brutal and horrible fashion. It’s a matter of justice, the rule of law, that the people who committed this crime be brought to justice. And not just the people who committed the crime, but their superiors in the hierarchy.”
Despite the scenes of Gaddafi’s capture near Sirte – or perhaps because of them – Libya’s current leader Mohammed Magarief has singled out the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid as a haven for lawlessness.
The man who found Gaddafi in a drain a year ago, Omran Shaban, is now dead after two months in detention there.
Today, the army’s artillery are raining shells on Bani Walid in an attempt to restore order there.
Libya’s leaders admit that the country is not as liberated as they had hoped one year ago when they declared it free.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1Islamists seize border post between Syria and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
- 2Boston bombing suspects’ sister arrested
- 3Ukraine: renewed violence dents Minsk summit hopes
- 4Israel and Hamas both claim victory after seven week Gaza war
- 5Pro-Russian rebels launch offensive in south-eastern Ukraine, reportedly advancing on key port of Mariupol
- 1Minsk summit: Ukraine peace – a work in progress
- 2Firearms expert shot dead by 9-year-old girl
- 3Islamists seize border post between Syria and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
- 4[As it happened] Newsday: Ukraine-Russia – Gaza ceasefire – Islamic State – US shooting
- 5Sick of the ice bucket challenge? Here are five worthy alternatives
- 1#ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians | euronews, world news
- 2Ellen MacArthur: making waves on a journey to a circular economy | euronews, the global conversation
- 3China executes eight Muslims convicted of terrorism | euronews, world news
- 4Putin T-Shirts flying off the shelves at Moscow megastore | euronews, world news
- 5Everything you need to know about the Ebola virus | euronews, world news
- 6Ukraine accuses Russian aid convoy of stealing factory equipment | euronews, world news
- 7Massive Swedish forest fire is declared a national emergency | euronews, world news
- 8Risk of fresh ash cloud threatens European air travel | euronews, world news
- 9Iceland warns Europe’s airlines of possible volcanic eruption | euronews, world news
- 10Beyond the subconscious | euronews, futuris
- 11Man, 27, fails in suicide bid after tigers reject chance to eat him | euronews, world news
- 12Romania buys into bitcoin big time | euronews, corporate
- 13Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland continues to rumble | euronews, world news
- 14Poland wants compensation from the EU for Russian import ban | euronews, world news
- 15EU’s Russia sanctions doing more harm than good says Hungary’s PM Orban | euronews, world news
- 16A robot that grows | euronews, futuris
- 17Hoverbike on the horizon | euronews, hi-tech
- 18Turkey’s women have the last laugh | euronews, world news
- 19Greek farmers suffer in economic war between Russia and EU | euronews, economy
- 20Hamas executes 18 suspected collaborators | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 14:41 CET Thai activists say army’s legal actions aim to silence rights…
- 14:33 CET U.N. says ‘not possible’ to finish Afghan vote audit by Sept. 2
- 14:30 CET At least 60 killed in central Nigeria communal battle – police
- 14:29 CET Exclusive – Armoured column seen in south Russia near border with…
- 14:07 CET Turkey’s Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power
- 13:47 CET Pakistan’s Khan looks isolated as crisis reaches crossroads
- 13:33 CET Turkey’s Erdogan sworn in as president
- 13:25 CET France says Europe must be more than ‘bank window’ in Israel…