Aisha Gaddafi calls for Libya overthrow

2011-11-30 10:35

Algiers – Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter urged Libyans on Tuesday to overthrow their new rulers, possibly violating the terms of her exile in Algeria.

In an audio message broadcast on Syria's al-Rai television station, Aisha Gaddafi called for a revolt against the men who overthrew her father, the government she said "arrived with the planes of Nato".

"My father has not left, he is always among us," she said, following the traditional 40-day mourning period after his death. "Don't forget the orders of your father urging you to continue fighting, even if you no longer hear his voice."

Gaddafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was captured with his son Muttassim on October 20 and killed by rebels.

As the Libyan capital of Tripoli fell to rebel forces, Aisha, her mother and two of her brothers took refuge in neighbouring Algeria.

Aisha's appeal puts her in direct conflict with a promise she and her family members made not to make public statements at the risk of losing their status as humanitarian refugees.

After similar statements in September, Algerian officials warned that she could be expelled.

The Algerian regime had close ties with Gaddafi but has since worked to repair strained relations with Libya's new leaders.

  • Julian - 2011-11-30 12:32

    You really don't get it, do you Aisha? Ordinary Libyans hated Gaddafi, and they hate the rest of you too. There's a reason your brother's facing trial for war crimes. There won't be an uprising, and your family won't be reinstated as Libya's rulers. It's over, face it.

  • Julian - 2011-11-30 12:35

    News24, where did my comment go?

  • Calvin - 2011-11-30 13:16

    WHAT planet do creatures like this actually live on???? Quite amazing.

  • morena.pounder - 2011-11-30 14:03

    These Puppets will be killing each each very soon so thattheir European Masters can come and re-colonise them and steal oil as usual, watch this space Aisha.

  • ashaolu - 2011-12-01 04:36

    Aisha should learn to appreciate Algerian hospitality and STFU even though it hurts

  • William - 2011-12-15 11:25

    Gaddafi is dead and buried!!! He was responsible for killing thousands of innocent people and was a self obsessed maniac!! Good riddance to bad rubbish!!

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