Tarhouna fighters occupying the international airport of Tripoli, demanding release of tribe leader:
Colonel Abu Oegeila al-Hebeishi
The international airport of the Libyan capital of Tripoli has been under the control of fighters who support former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and the Jamahiriya government for several hours on Monday afternoon. Flights have been diverted to Metiga air base in the city’s center after the fighters stormed the airport “with heavy machine guns and armored vehicles”.
According to Reuters, the fighters are members of the Al-Awfea Brigade from the town of Tarhouna who demand the release of one of their leaders, Colonel Abu Oegeila al-Hebeishi, whom they said had disappeared on Monday night after being kidnapped by armed rebels while travelling between Tarhouna and Tripoli.
“The situation in the airport is very tense and tanks are surrounding the buildings. No one is allowed into the building,” an anonymous source told Reuters.
Reports say that several hours later and “after negotiations” the fighters agreed to withdraw from the airport.
Situated 80 km southeast of Tripoli, the town of Tarhourna and its largest tribe, also called Tarhouna, have continued to be loyal to the leader of the Libyan Al-Fateh Revolution and the concept of the free Jamahiriya, and therefore are a target of the western-backed rebels who started an armed revolt against the Jamahiriya government in February 2011.
Only this year, armed Al Qaeda gangs have been responsible for the death of hundreds of tribe members in the south of Libya where the so-called Green Resistance keeps fighting against these NATO-led terrorists who have destroyed and destabilized the country, killing tens of thousands of its civilians.
Dr. Abuzaid Omar Dorda trial
The incident at Tripoli’s main airport happens the day before Dr. Abuzaid Omar Dorda, former Prime Minister (1990-1994) and Libyan Jamahiriya government permanent representative to the United Nations (1997-2003) is due to being illegally taken to court by the rebels’ National Transitional Council (NTC).
Dr. Dorda has been held and tortured by the NTC since his capture on September 11, 2011, while no criminal charges against him have been made. At the beginning of his unjust detention he was thrown out of a window and one of his doctors has told his family that both of his legs were broken and that he has been badly beaten and tortured.
In November 2011, the brother of Dr. Dorda, Mr. Adel Khalifa Dorda, told independent journalist Morris Herman he had written a letter to the Secretary of the United Nations, calling on him to interfere directly to guarantee Mr. Dorda’s safety, security and freedom. He however didn’t receive any response.
Based on an interview of Dr. Dorda’s immediate family, Sons of Malcolm’s Sukant Chandan now urges to ask for a fair trial for Dr. Dorda on June 5, demanding that he will be immediately allowed to get a lawyer and that there will be observers from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International to monitor the whole process of the trial to ensure Dr. Dorda’s safety and human rights:
“The family of Mr Dorda would like to thank all those who seek justice for Mr Dorda and many others in Libya and request that those who believe in justice and human rights in Libya contact HRW and Amnesty to express their concerns about:
- The unfair nature of this trial
- That they send monitors and observers to the trial and his detention, so that international public opinion are informed of the nature of the trial and that Mr Dorda’s personal safety is ensured.
Human Rights Watch, Middle East and North Africa Division:
Amnesty International, individuals at risk contact:
Dr. Dorda has been very popular in the Libyan Jamahiriya. In the two years he held the position of Libya’s Housing and Infrastructure official, both housing and infrastructure have improved very much.
NOTE of LibyanFreePressNetwork: we reported the article as we received it, but we do not believe for a second that HRW or Amnesty Int. are sincerely able to do anything for Libya, except to be good supporters and customers for Nato-forces and USA-Zionist lobby, as they always were in the past.
Now maybe they are trying to rebuild their virginity, but from our point of view, they have lost all credibility and reliability.
First Video Published on Jun 4, 2012 by TunisiaLive
Second Video Published on Jun 4, 2012 by InomineX
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