AFP | July 31, 2011
Armed men shot and killed a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu on Sunday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit Somalia’s war-ravaged capital.
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Politico | Meredith Shiner | June 13, 2011
The Senate Banking Committee will vote Thursday on a bipartisan bill to distribute an initial $4 billion in the Qadhafi government’s frozen assets to the Libyan people, the panel’s top two members announced Tuesday.
“The Libyan Assets for Humanitarian Relief Act” would authorize President Barack Obama to confiscate Qadhafi’s assets, use those resources exclusively for humanitarian aide to citizens of the war-torn nation and enable Congress to oversee the distribution of the funds. (more…)
Reuters | June 9, 2011
UNITED NATIONS – International Criminal Court investigators have evidence linking Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to a policy of raping opponents and may bring separate charges on the issue, the ICC prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo requested arrest warrants on May 16 against Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country’s spy chief on charges of crimes against humanity committed during attempts to crush the country’s rebellion. (more…)