Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Human rights in land of Gaddafi

Why protest in Libya? The system owns and controls all means of television broadcasting, radio and print in the country, thereby preventing the emergence of independent newspapers. Those who attempt to peacefully express a critical opinion or join in non-governmental organizations, faces a life sentence and the sentence of death by firing squad.

Who, to escape poverty or political persecution, migration or is rejected and imprisoned indefinitely in detention centers inhuman, exposed to violence and torture. Who has sex outside of marriage shall be punished with 100 lashes and up to 5 years in prison. For those who steal, however, is expected to cross ol'amputazione amputation of his right hand (right hand and left foot).

Brazil: Lula attacked for misuse of public funds

The Crown of Brasilia has requested the initiation of proceedings against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for misuse of public funds and requested the freezing of his assets, a judicial source said. In its official request, prosecutors accused the former head of state, in power from 2003 to 2010, and his former Minister of Social Welfare, Almir Lando, have used public money to fund a promotion campaign policy between October and December 2004.

Decide Arab League summit involving Libyan

The secretary general of the Arab League, Amro Musa, said that a decision of Libya's participation in the Arab summit in Baghdad on March 23 at the meeting of foreign ministers scheduled for early this month. In a press conference in Cairo after being questioned about the possibility of prohibiting the participation Libya in the Arab summit, Moussa said that "this matter be decided during the discussions at the meeting of Arab foreign ministers early next March ".

Gadhafi is threatening to run against protesters

Moammar Gadhafi's speech was overwhelming. The number one Libyan ordered his security forces crushed the protests a week ago demanding his ouster, and "purged from house to house." Colonel Qaddafi, 68, in power since 1969, defiantly reappeared for the first time since the start of the rebellion that threatens his regime and warned that armed demonstrators will be implemented, and called on his supporters to demonstrate today , continuing a counteroffensive to save the so-called Republic of Socialist People's Arab masses.

The shortsightedness of imbeciles

When the government of corrupt and prostituted and launched the infamous Nazi-fascist decree "safety" and insulted before the Bossi-Fini law, we have not tried too much to expect that two bombs had exploded in his hand that would be deadly to those who had produced . When, as a cherry on the cake, Berlusconi decided to do the bedside of a deal with Gaddafi at the expense of human rights of the poor masses who were dismissed by military vessels or abandoned to certain death in the Libyan desert, we expect that we could not stop the bursting of a dam with the finger of ignorance humanitarian and political myopia.

The Security Council calls for "the immediate cessation" of violence

After a speech very threatening Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday 22 February, the Security Council of UN emergency meeting in New York, demanded "the immediate cessation" of violence in Libya and ordered the repression of demonstrators engaged by regime. He also asked that those responsible for attacks against civilians for their actions.

The fifteen member countries of the Council asked the government of Libya to take responsibility for protecting the public. They asked Libyan authorities to act with restraint, respect human rights and international humanitarian law, "he said Maria LuizaRibeiro Viotti, Brazil's ambassador to the UN and current President of the Security Council.

Warm UN claims the Libyan government by revolt

The Security Council UN called for "immediate end" of violence in Libya and condemned the suppression of demonstrators led by Colonel Muammar Gadhafi regime, during an emergency meeting devoted to the crisis in that country. The 15 Security Council members "condemn the violence and the use of force against civilians, deploring the repression of peaceful demonstrators and expresses its deep regret at the deaths of hundreds of civilians," said Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Brazil's ambassador at the UN and president of the Council.

E 'born small for Facebook

Maybe in a few years the small "Facebook Ibrahim" call to account to the parents of this choice. Or maybe in a few years, it will be normal even in Italy to call their sons WWW, YouTube, or Google. The fact is that in Egypt, Facebook was born Feb. 18, a girl who bears the same name in gratitude to his parents for the role that the social network has played in the February 11 uprising culminated with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak .

Israel on alert after the arrival of Iranian warships in the Mediterranean

The Israeli Navy has raised its alert level after the coming Tuesday, February 22 in the Mediterranean two Iranian ships and "respond immediately" to any movement considered provocative, according to a senior Israeli security. Both vessels were engaged dawn Tuesday in the Red Sea through the Suez Canal, a first since the Islamic revolution of 1979.

According to the official news agency Fars, the buildings in question are the Kharg, a supply ship and support of 33 000 tonnes and Alvand, a patrol frigate, both of British construction. The Kharg has a crew of 250 people and can accommodate up to three helicopters. The Alvand is armed with torpedoes and antiship missiles.

Reports about Gaddafi: Last contingent of the despot

The people rebelled, deserting soldiers, Libya's dictator Gaddafi is fighting for power - according to eyewitnesses, relying on mercenaries from abroad. Especially from Africa to the troops come from. It's not the first time that the dictator gets reinforcement from outside. There is a suspicion, fed by observations and reports of many witnesses: the heavily damaged Libyan regime of Muammar al-Gaddafi is in the bloody struggle for power in the country to share units with foreign mercenaries.

Speech on state television: Gaddafi screams down his people

He cried, snapped blustered, the first time since protests began in Libya's dictator Gaddafi has appealed directly to the people. In a televised speech, he denounced the protesters as "rats" - and threatened them with brute force. The West is horrified. Tripoli - What a scene! What a bizarre appearance! Revolted against Libya Gaddafi - and then this response of the dictator, for the first time since the mass protests has been the head of state appealed directly to the people.

The UN is preparing for possible exodus from Libya

.- The refugee agency UN is preparing for a possible "significant exodus" from Libya on Tuesday urged neighboring countries in Europe and North Africa not to reject those fleeing the riots that left hundreds dead since last week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is preparing to send emergency personnel and relief supplies, including tents and mobile hospitals to strengthen their presence in Egypt and Tunisia, said spokeswoman Sybella Wilkes.

A minority dittaturadi

"Fool! You will make the end of Ceausescu. " Bah. Meanwhile, Gaddafi is likely to make it really, the end of Ceaucescu. Gliel'avrebbe Who said this summer, at the time of the Bedouin tents (in Rome) and bungabunga? I am a prudent man, in place of Berlusconi slingshot me into the nearest police station, I lock myself in the cell as a personal favor to me and ask to be placed in the innermost chamber of security: you never know.

The businessman Behgjet Pacolli elected head of Kosovo

The Kosovo parliament elected on Tuesday, February 22 construction magnate Behgjet Pacolli new president of Kosovo after three rounds. Mr Pacolli was the only candidate remaining after forming a coalition with the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) of outgoing Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, re-appointed.

Owner of a construction company, Mabetex, based in Switzerland, Behgjet Pacolli is often designated by the local press as "the Kosovar richest". He made a fortune through contracts in Russia and Kazakhstan. Three rounds were needed to elect a narrow majority of 62 votes on the 67 deputies present, the opposition boycotted the vote.

Libya, Qaddafi isolated controls only Tripoli

Tripoli is still under the control of Gaddafi while Zauia, Zentani, Cyrenaica and east of the country are no longer so. This morning, the government has sent a text message to the citizens by encouraging them to return to work but the streets remained deserted. According to what the witnesses said the city spent a relatively quiet night and this morning the streets are almost empty and there is also little police around.

Battle for succession to the Dalai Lama Beijing enacts a law: "It must be born in China"

BEIJING - The Dalai Lama claims to be close to "retirement" and between Beijing and Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan government in exile, is wrestling for the succession. For years, China try to take the power to appoint the heir of the spiritual leader of Buddhists, thus completing the political and cultural conquest of Tibet.

It 's a war that also involves the West, the United States in the lead, fought with strokes of kidnapping, and a unilateral promotion of monks Lamaist a leader of the Communist Party. But now, a few weeks of the withdrawal of Tenzin Gyatso, 75, XIV Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize, Beijing deploys for the first time the weapon of the law.

UN calls for immediate end to violence in Libya

The Security Council UN expressed "grave concern" on Tuesday about developments in Libya, issued a statement calling for "an immediate end to violence." The Council also called on the Libyan authorities to ensure the safety of foreigners and ensure that humanitarian workers have access to the wounded.

Those responsible for attacks against citizens in Libya should be "held accountable," the statement issued at the end of a day discussions. Libyan diplomats, who broke with the leader Moammar Gadhafi, had requested the meeting, and had demanded a no-fly zone over the country imposed by the UN and humanitarian action.

Reason of state (Libya)

Democracy means "government by the people" and its premise is the existence of an appropriate structure to manage the social and political conflicts. In a democracy, that structure is called the rule of law. The rule of law, those conflicts are considered and resolved, in fact, through the law and not of violence.

They are dictatorships, on the contrary, that use violence and the law on privilege. And the structure of dictatorships is indeed capable of managing conflicts, but does so precisely with the violence and repression. In many countries, this is reality. Libya is a dictatorship, it has been for 40 years.

Jack Lang feared a reconciliation of pirates and terrorists

Brussels, European Bureau - Jack Lang, special adviser to Secretary General of the UN piracy off Somalia, held in Brussels Tuesday, Feb. 22, suspect a connection between the activities of groups that attack boats and movements terrorists. "I hope this will not happen," said the former French minister of culture and education.

He urged the international community to act "quickly and decisively" against the spread of piracy activities and impunity still largely the authors. Some 90% of them are released for lack of a place to judge them. Mr. Lang met Tuesday the ambassadors of European Union states. He tried to convince them to ensure that their countries are willing to try their territory the pirates are caught.

Yellow on the deaths of four American Pirates: "Killed by a U.S. raid '

MOGADISHU - The four American hostages, kidnapped by pirates for five days, were killed by a blitz of U.S. special forces prepared to release them in the Gulf of Aden. At least this is the version of the pirate chief Ali, the command Garacad, in Somalia, which contradicts the findings of the U.S. military had said that yesterday they found the hostages in a pool of blood, already killed by their captors.

Libyan Interior Minister resigns and calls on people to join the Army

Libyan Interior Minister and army general, Abdul Fatah Yunis, announced his resignation and urged the military to join the people in their struggle for their legitimate demands, according to the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. With information from Reuters and AFP

The "perfect storm" of the world (Arabic)

Hillary Clinton on Feb. 5 said that in the Middle East could see a "perfect storm". Declaration of helplessness and waiting? Or if instead of Obama, quietly, decided and convinced the reluctant soldiers accustomed to the Bush doctrine the Pentagon that the war is done the old way of the Cold War, without ads, without spectacular deployments of troops, without ideologies of democracy and global exports of same in other cultures, but a change from below, from the underground in the sense of the riots, in silence, as before, with the CIA and funding to opposition groups and opinion, with covert and clandestine operations.

Libya: Gaddafi takes the risk of encouraging a civil war

Muammar Gaddafi a very threatening. While the demonstrations, violently repressed by the regime, still in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi spoke for the first time live on state television Tuesday, February 22. He threatened the protesters armed with the death penalty and called on his supporters to take to the streets.

In his speech, the Libyan leader has rejected outright calls for his departure from power, claiming: "Muammar Gaddafi has no official position he resigned. Muammar Gaddafi is the leader of the revolution, synonymous sacrifices until the end of days. " He spoke at length about the situation in Benghazi, the epicenter of the revolt, returning repeatedly, pitting residents of this city to the rest of the Libyans, in a tone very close to a call for civil war.

Among the desperate escape from hell in "The soldiers fired on civilians"

RAS Ajdir (border between Tunisia and Libya) - not enough for the embrace of fellow Tunisians on the run, not just the warmth of the people of Ben Guerdane. It is not enough to remove the anxiety from the face of Algerians, Turks left from Libya. Are safe, beyond the border, but still does not allow a sigh of relief.

"It's terror. Terror," Hassan said, without finding the courage to describe what he saw. The border crossing at Ras Ajdir, a few steps from the sea, is one of the most visited by 50 thousand Tunisians who have found work in the rich Libya's economy. But now that the dream of a future is becoming a nightmare, thousands of workers, pizza, unskilled workers returning home emergency.

Clashes after Gadhafi appearance on television

Clashes between protesters and security forces and an intense exchange of fire occurred in the center of Tripoli, at the end of the speech of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, according to the Qatari television channel Al Jazeera. The network said that the clashes and shooting occurred in the neighborhood of Bin Ashur and Al Yumhuriya Avenue in the heart of the capital.

On the other hand, several protesters shouted jeers and laughter in the eastern city of Benghazi during a speech on state television in which Gadhafi announced he would continue in power. According to eyewitnesses told Al Jazeera, the protesters also threw shoes at the president's image, a gesture of contempt in the Arab world.

The EU is considering sanctions against Gadhafi when Libya's citizens evacaa

International pressure on the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi has increased in the last few hours from several diplomatic fronts while the resignations continue to occur in the ranks of the Libyan Government. The European Union has called a meeting this afternoon where they consider the imposition of sanctions in response to Gaddafi's decision to drown in blood the protests against his regime.

Gaddafi speaks on television: "I'm not going to let me by." It also attacks Italy

"I will stay at the head of the revolution until his death," announced the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in a speech on television in which he repeated that it had no intention of stepping aside. It has attacked our country, saying it was the first defeat on Libyan soil, then adding that "the whole world looks at us with fear, including Italy.

Finally, the accusation: "Italy and the USA have given to the children in Benghazi RPG rockets." "I will not leave the country - has ensured the Rais -. I am not a President and I can not resign. I am the leader of the revolution and I will be until eternity, I'm a fighter, a mujihid. I am a revolutionary.

Libya: the specter of mercenaries

Among the young heroes of Tobruk "The people will chase you"

Tobruk - To convince soldiers and police officers to fraternize with the square, the demonstrators began to burn with the police. That gesture made it the first city in Tobruk fell into the hands of the insurgents. Now it's right in front of the ruins of that building that one week the protesters continue to rally, while plumes of smoke on the horizon stand clear blue Mediterranean, rising from an ammunition dump bombarded by troops led by a son of Muammar Gaddafi.

Gaddafi militias erased evidence of civilian killings

In contrast to the situation of relative normalcy in eastern Libya, almost totally "liberated" the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, the inhabitants of Tripoli and west of the country live in uncertainty. Thousands of Libyans and foreigners trying to leave the country, some by land borders with Tunisia and Egypt, others by planes and ships sent to evacuate them.

In the capital, surrounded by soldiers, we hear gunfire in some areas, while other people go out and even go to work. Meanwhile, the dictator's militia attempt to erase evidence of the massacre of civilians, and have forcibly taken the bodies of protesters from a hospital overnight. "Last night I slept only three hours, at seven o'clock (one hour behind mainland Spain) and heard shots fired in the street," Skype account through the Libyan Amira Aribe, kindergarten teacher.

Telephone calls between Berlusconi and Gaddafi Napolitano: "Stop the violence in Libya"

20:49 - Telephone conversation between Berlusconi and Gaddafi and 'duration of twenty minutes the phone call that the prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has had with Muammar Qaddafi immediately after the speech on television from the Libyan leader. Prime Minister Berlusconi to the Libyan leader flatly denied the possibility - evoked by the same Colonel in his speech today on television - that Italy has provided weapons or rockets to the demonstrators in Benghazi.

Cabinet reshuffle in Egypt

Several new ministers were sworn in Tuesday, February 22 as part of a reshuffle in Egypt, a dozen days apes the fall of President Hosni Mubarak announced on state television. Eleven ministries change hands, including those of petroleum, culture, health, trade and tourism. The ministry of information, very controversial, disappears.

A deputy prime minister is appointed, Yahia Elgamal, a professor of constitutional law octogenarian deemed independent, alongside Prime Minister Ahmad Chafic extended, from the army. Appointed by former President Mubarak before his fall, foreign minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, that of the interior Mahmoud Wagdi and the Finance Samir Radwan remain at their posts.

Fragile nerves and "almost neutral" The British and the psyche of Gaddafi

This article Attilio Bolzoni, based on the research of Mario J. Cereghino in the British National Archives, was released on January 25, 2009 Republic. Relating to the interest of London on the mental health of Gaddafi. For years he wondered if he were crazy. All to investigate on his psyche, his sudden outbursts of anger, paranoia and melancholy.

Mental health of the rais of Tripoli, the lights of His Majesty's summit and spend a ton of secret reports. The coup of September 1, 1969 catches them by surprise and I can not figure out who he really is, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader again, there is little reliable information, not yet thirty years old, comes from the sands of Sirte , his idol is the Egyptian President Nasser.

Gadhafi United States blamed the riots in Libya

The leader of the revolution in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi blamed the United States to influence the country's political crisis has caused riots and hundreds of deaths in recent days, while disqualified television channels and said "are working for the devil. " He explained that foreign agents "are drugging young to manipulate them, to fight each other," also said those who take to the streets "are worthless, they are like rats." Then give the order to arrest those who leave to appear overnight.

King Saud announces social improvements to prevent the spread of protests

Driven by protests in neighboring Bahrain, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has announced a series of economic reforms coincided with his return home after undergoing surgery in the United States, according to state television announced the kingdom. The reforms promised by the Saudi head of state include, inter alia, an increase of 15% in the salaries of officials, increasing the Social Security budget and new benefits for homeowners.

Lula, sued for sending letters to pensioners propaganda

BRASILIA, 23 Feb. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and former Social Security Minister Amir Lando have been sued for sending 10.6 million cards containing propaganda to pensioners in 2004. The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) are accused of a crime of "administrative misconduct" and warns that its assets could be frozen to replace the 9.5 billion reais (4.15 billion euros) that the operation cost.

CNN reporter in Libya: "The fight is hard and bloody"

The new civil Libya with: where the border guards before the days of the Gaddafi regime, the passports and visas of travelers controlled slide, to Libya's border with Egypt now volunteers from the neighborhood service. Most are not twenty years old, have Kalashnikov assault rifles slung, some armed with truncheons.

"Welcome to free Libya!" they are called Inbound welcome. The north-east of the insurgency-torn country's oil is largely in hands of the rebels against the rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi. The regular border guards have run away. The one who has described the scene at the Libyan-Egyptian border, is Ben Wedeman.

The Accomplices

Suddenly breaks out the least expected of the riots in the Arab world, by far the most violent against the people of Libya's dictator Gaddafi. The world is witnessing a terrible spectacle: the political demonstrations of unarmed demonstrators were exterminated by military units mercenary. The United States condemns, even if the voice of the world's leading power is too weak.

Europe has said that what happens in Libya violates every principle of political and human and can not be accepted by any of the member countries. None? But Italy is linked to Libya's dictator, who is wiping out his people by a treaty which binds it to the point - it is said in Article 4 - "Italy is committed to refrain from any form of interference, direct or indirect , in the internal or external affairs affecting the jurisdiction.

Algeria: lifting "imminent" from the state of emergency by the government

The state of emergency, which in Algeria in February 1992 to fight against Islamist guerrillas, should be lifted by an order which comes into force is "imminent," said a statement Tuesday, February 22 Council of Ministers of Algeria. "A draft ordinance repealing the legislative decree of February 6, 1993 extending the state of emergency instituted by presidential decree of February 9, 1992, was approved Tuesday by the council of ministers," the statement said.

The challenge of Gaddafi: "I'm not leaving" rampant rebellion, still bombs on the crowd

TRIPOLI - "I will not go, I will stay until his death." Leaves little doubt that the message delivered today by Muammar Gaddafi to the country. The colonel addressed the nation live on television speaking from his home in Tripoli, to prove first that has not left Libya, nor has any intention of doing so.

It appeals to his supporters because the streets from tomorrow to crush the demonstrators, "rats" led by those who are abroad. It did not save accusations against Italy and the United States, which, according to the colonel, arming the insurgency by providing arms to the children in Benghazi.

Messages of 140 characters threaten autocracies

"I dream of a country where not only people like Silvio Rodríguez domestic Internet access, but also people like me." "What happened in the Middle East is a great lesson for Cuban citizens." "We are under the dark informative. What about Libya? Please send us is welcome news by SMS. " "Now the enemy is social networking, as were The Beatles and long hair." Yoani Sanchez screams in 140 characters.

Libyan ruler prepared speech broadcast on official TV

Libyan state television said Tuesday it would issue in a moment a speech by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, without giving further details. A few minutes later, state television said that "the brother leader, leader of the revolution was going to run at a time when young people who are in Tripoli's Green Square." At the same time, television images showed "live" hundreds of people, he said, are concentrated in the capital's Green Square.

U.S. and UN against Libya doubt the punishment

The application of economic sanctions, notably the suspension of the activities of oil companies operating in Libya, was outlined yesterday as one of the measures that the U.S. administration and other governments of the world can be considered as a response to the decision of Muammar Gaddafi to drown in blood the protests against his regime.

An initiative in this direction was requested public yesterday by the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations, John Kerry, and is being considered also by some members of the Security Council of the UN, which met yesterday behind closed doors in New York discuss ways to avoid killing even more in Libya.

Brazil EEUU/Brasil.- Obama offer financing for infrastructure

SAO PAULO, 22 Feb. (Reuters) - U.S. President, Barack Obama, plans to offer a new financing plan for infrastructure projects between U.S. and Brazilian companies, when he makes his first official visit to Brazil next March , as reported by Reuters sources familiar with the subject. The funding, which amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars annually, would allow U.S.

companies play a greater role in the next building boom in Brazil, which will host World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games two years later. Sources from both governments have stated that the proposal also aims to finance joint projects to build works in other countries, especially African nations, with Brazil and the United States seek to reduce the influence of Chinese companies.