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Libyan leader orders release of arrested journalists

Muammar al-Gaddafi has ordered that 19 reporters arrested this past weekend without any official charges be released from prison, according to this BBC News article.  The article speculates that the arrests are motivated by conservative frustration with Gaddafi’s liberal son Saif al-Islam, who is affiliated with the press agency that the journalists were from.  The article ends by mentioning Saif al-Islam is a potential successor of his father.


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  1. I just want to add, Libya is my favorite country to study… I really hope that Saif al-Islam is the next leader of that country, it would be great for the West, but he has expressed doubts that he actually wants the job.

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