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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 330

Posts Tagged ‘Muammar al-Gaddafi’

Freedom by the people of Libya

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 agosto 2011

The quest for freedom by the people of Libya is coming to a historic moment. The relentless efforts of the forces of the new Libya, supported militarily by NATO and several EU Member States, and countries from the region are bringing the Gaddafi regime to its end. We urge Colonel Gaddafi to accept the will of the people, step down immediately, and avoid further bloodshed and sufferance.
The way is now open for Libya for freedom and self-determination. The European Union will keep supporting the country in its democratic transition and economic reconstruction, based on social justice, inclusiveness and territorial integrity, together with the international community. The developments in Libya are giving fresh momentum to the Arab Spring. The quest of the people in the region for freedom and dignity will continue. The European Union stands by them and supports their democratic aspirations and choices.
The EU as a whole has contributed over €150 million in humanitarian assistance to the Libyan crisis, with €80 million coming from the Commission itself. Commission-funded humanitarian assistance has supported: the people fleeing Libya; the repatriation from neighbouring countries to their country of origin of over 31,700 third-country nationals who had been working in Libya; assistance to refugees who cannot go back to their home country and Libyans fleeing Libya; evacuating by sea and air an estimated 5,800 Europeans, for which a contribution of €10,574,084 was requested by eight participating states; and financing and pre-positioning of emergency stocks to provide relief aid in Libya. In this context, numerous Commissioners visited Libya and its border regions in March, including Štefan Füle (Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy), Cecilia Malmström (Home Affairs) and Kristalina Georgieva (Humanitarian Aid).

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Gaddafi opposition captures Tripoli

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 agosto 2011

Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (in Dimashq, Syr...

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Tripoli, Libya – Rebel forces took control of the capital, further challenging Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s four-decade hold on the country.
• Rebels arrested two of Gaddafi’s sons on Monday. Gaddafi’s whereabouts remain unknown.
• Citizens demanding Gaddafi’s exit gathered at Green Square in Tripoli and took to the streets of Benghazi in celebration of their advancement in the fight.
• Heavy clashes between rebels and pro-Gaddafi supporters continue throughout Libya.
• Protests first erupted in Libya in mid-February when Gaddafi loyalists and troops attacked peaceful demonstrators. Many Libyans were inspired by the revolts for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia, and called for Gaddafi’s removal from power.

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Gaddafi to Halt Violence Against Protesters

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 febbraio 2011

Brussels. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy should use his longstanding relationship with the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, to help protect protesters from unlawful attacks by Libyan security forces and militias, Human Rights Watch said today.  Berlusconi had reportedly waited until February 22, 2011, before calling Gaddafi, with whom he has a close relationship, to urge a halt to the violence that had started five days before. On February 19, Berlusconi had said he had not spoken to Gaddafi because he didn’t want to “disturb” him. On February 21 he broke his silence on the situation in Libya, calling the violence “unacceptable.”  The Italian foreign minister, Franco Frattini, said on several occasions that the European Union (EU) should not “interfere” or attempt to “export” democracy to Libya. His rhetoric improved on February 23, when he said, “There is nothing that can justify mass slaughter on the streets.” About 1,000 Libyans have been killed, Frattini said.  Human Rights Watch urged Italy to support an immediate EU embargo on exporting arms and security equipment to Libya. It should also support targeted sanctions, including an asset freeze and travel ban, against senior Libyan officials and military commanders found responsible for grave human rights violations.  Italy and the EU should also support the call by the UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, for an international investigation into what she characterized as “widespread and systematic attacks against the civilian population [that] may amount to crimes against humanity.” The place and time to open such a UN investigation is at the UN Human Rights Council’s special session in Geneva on February 25 to address the human rights crisis in Libya, Human Rights Watch said.  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued an appeal to the EU, and specifically to Italy, on February 22 to refrain from intercepting and summarily sending back boat migrants seeking to reach European shores from Libya – a practice known as “pushbacks”. There have been unconfirmed reports of mob violence against migrants and asylum seekers in Libya over recent days, giving rise to the possibility that they might board boats to seek safety in Europe. Italy, the colonial occupier of Libya from 1911 to 1943, has extensive business relations with the country. Italy is Libya’s biggest trading partner in the EU. The Italian oil giant ENI is the largest producer of oil and gas in Libya. Libya owns 7.6 percent of UniCredit SpA, Italy’s largest bank.  In 2008, Italy pledged US$5 billion over 20 years in return for lucrative deals for Italian businesses, including ENI. Libya also promised to block illegal immigrants from traveling through Libya to Italy. On February 22, ENI announced that it had suspended supplies through its Greenstream pipeline, which runs from Libya to Sicily, after interruptions on the Libyan side. The pipeline supplies 10 percent of Italy’s natural gas.

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Gaddafi isolated as rebels seize cities

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 febbraio 2011

Tripoli, Libya – Pro- and anti-government forces are fighting for the control of key cities while Muammar Gaddafi has isolated after encouraging his supports to fight and blaming the young people and Osama Bin Laden for the protests.
• Protests in Libya have expanded fast and the eastern parts of the country is now controlled by the opposition, including the military.
• Opponents of Muammar Gaddafi are said to have taken control of Misurata, Libya’s third-largest city, where Gaddafi traditionally has maintained strong tribal support.
• Muammar Gaddafi has refused to stand down and encouraged his supporters to attack protesters.
• The International Federation for Human Rights claims that at least 700 people have died during the past few days, whereas many have estimated the figure to be thousands.

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Il dopo-Gheddafi e le ipotesi di un esodo biblico

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 febbraio 2011

Il dopo-Gheddafi e il timore di un esodo biblico, sono diventati i temi trattati da questo governo, attanagliato dalla paura di censurare il folle di Tripoli per le esecuzioni di massa che sta effettuando contro il suo stesso popolo. Da più parti è richiesta la sospensione del trattato di amicizia italo-libica, con un gesto diplomatico senza alcuna conseguenza concreta e che questo governo non farà mai (almeno fin quando Gheddafi resiste nel suo bunker); gli interessi personali del presidente del consiglio ne limitano ogni azione condizionando anche i giudizi La sospensione del trattato di amicizia con la Libia non sarebbe altro che un atto diplomatico, utile solamente a Gheddafi per stimolarlo ad accusare l’Italia di tradimento. Se un’azione deve essere fatta, allora deve essere forte e significativa, come il congelamento di tutte le partecipazioni libiche in Italia (identificati come fondi sovrani, ma in realtà a disposizione del folle libica). La motivazione,in campo internazionale, sarebbe quella di poter disporre dei fondi necessari per provvedere alla prevedibile ondata di immigrazioni. Come “fondi sovrani” appartengono al popolo libico, e per il popolo libico devono essere utilizzati, (evitando le intromissioni dei soliti noti !) ma non regalando loro il solito pesce, bensì creando le condizioni per farli pescare. In Italia abbiamo centinaia di migliaia di ettari di terreni abbandonati dove potrebbero insistere aziende agricole sotto forma di kibbutz, anche raggruppando famiglie di medesime tribù. Ne trarremmo un vantaggio tutti, con una ripresa produttiva in una agricoltura trascurata a vantaggio della finanza, mentre per i profughi si aprirebbe l’occasione per progettare un futuro migliore. Costruirebbero le loro abitazioni secondo progetti esecutivi ben studiati per dedicarsi a forme produttive pianificate. Nominando uno di loro come responsabile del kibbutz si otterrebbe anche una responsabilizzazione che favorirebbe l’integrazione. Ovviamente il tutto dalla sponda Sud del Po fino a Pantelleria! (Rosario Amico Roxas)

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Angoscia per rifugiati e migranti in Libia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 febbraio 2011

Da contatti telefonici odierni emerge la grande preoccupazione del Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati per il destino di rifugiati e migranti presenti in Libia, in particolare quelli provenienti dall’Africa sub-sahariana. Secondo fonti non confermate in alcuni centri di detenzione i migranti vengono costretti con minacce di morte ad arruolarsi nelle truppe mercenarie. Coloro che vivono a Tripoli, invece, si vedono presi di mira da parte delle persone appartenenti alla resistenza come reazione al fatto che mercenari provenienti da alcuni paesi dell’Africa sub-sahariana sono stati assoldati per la repressione. Questi rifugiati e migranti non osano uscire dalle loro abitazioni e vengono riferiti episodi di intrusioni nelle case e di caccia all’uomo. Il CIR chiede con insistenza a tutte le parti in causa di rispettare il diritto alla vita e alla dignità di rifugiati e migranti presenti in gran numero in Libia, evitando di coinvolgerli nei conflitti in corso e di non abbandonarsi a manifestazioni di razzismo. Il CIR vuole ricordare che si tratta della parte più debole della popolazione, senza diritti riconosciuti e senza l’appoggio di una rete di riferimento. Il CIR chiede, inoltre, alle autorità italiane e a quelle di altri paesi europei di considerare favorevolmente nelle attuali azioni di evacuazione le richieste individuali presentate da rifugiati e migranti presenti in Libia per essere portati in territori sicuri.

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