Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Libyan meets the rebellion one hundred days

Libyan rebellion is one hundred days. Converted into a civil war, probably we are still far from seeing the outcome, despite its key element, the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi, was set almost from the start, both inside and outside Libya. However, this was not the initial target of protests in February.

The violent response by the regime served as an opportunity for an armed popular uprising. "Before the Ben Ali in Tunisia and in Egypt and Mubarak's proposed through Facebook demonstrations on the fifth anniversary of the February 17," he told La Vanguardia Idris Bufayed Libyan opposition.

The date recalls the massacre of eleven people in a peaceful march in 2006 in Tripoli. Bufayed was sentenced to 25 years in prison for calling the event the first anniversary. Declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, was released in October 2008 for health reasons with the help of EE.

UU. In September of that year, the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Libya. The scheme is being rehabilitated to the West, and the heir to Islam Saif had invited Human Rights Watch to advise on human rights to Gaddafi Foundation. It was these contacts that might know the slaughter of 1,270 prisoners, most Islamists "in Abu Salim Prison in 1996.

Its director, Abdullah the Sanusi, Gaddafi's brother and then chief of the secret services, is now accused by the International Criminal Tribunal for the bloody suppression of last February. "Two or three months earlier Bufayed explained," Al Sanusi started a dialogue with the families of the victims.

They wanted to know where they were buried, and retrieve the bodies, an investigation, a trial, compensation and an apology. By Sanusi said he would apologize, and sent for sick family members of victims to be treated in France. That was all he did. "The regime was prepared to face their own way, the influence of the revolutions of Tunisia and Egypt body convening the day of wrath, 17 February.

But 15, the arrest of one of the main organizers and the attorney for the families of Abu Salim, Fathi Terbel, leads a march to the prison in Benghazi and the mobilization of a group of lawyers, camping in the courts. Terbel spend two days in detention. "The two protests, 15 and that of 17, come together," according Bufayed.

Other cities in the Cyrenaica, El Beida, Darnah, Tobruq, are added. The regime's forces, led by The Sanusi, shoot to kill and at various points of the protesters trying to be armed revolt. Saif Islam, to stem the tide had offered a series of reforms, reacts with a speech especially threatening to the population of this that made things worse.

Benghazi Road cemetery, the funeral processions become violent protests to go to a special forces base, the Katiba, where you shoot at the crowd. So for three days. The storming of the Katiba becomes a target for young people, throwing sticks of dynamite (the fishermen usually use), pushing the walls with bulldozers.

Caen, killed and wounded dozens. The fourth day, soldiers from another database join the fight. On the fifth day, a car away from the funeral procession and is thrown against the doors of the barracks. Mahdi leads Ziu, 49. "There were two gas cylinders loaded kitchen with a homemade explosive," said a witness to this day.

" Executive of the state oil company, parent and innocent appearance, "had no reason to sacrifice, but said he could not bear to see young people die like that." After the martyrdom of Ziu Mahdi, Minister of Interior, and co-Qaddafi in his coup of 1969 - Gen. Abdel Fatah Yunis, appeared with his forces and said that they joined the rebellion.

Until then had remained outside. The Katiba is now a ruin and its main building (where the Gaddafi had stayed at another time) is calcined. Ziu Mahdi's face now appears on the rebel flags, such as the independence hero, Omar Mukhtar.

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