Ex-Gaddafi aide's daughters kidnapped

2011-02-24 12:51

Paris - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s men have abducted two daughters of his exiled former protocol chief and forced them to denounce their father on state television, the exiled aide's lawyer said on Thursday.

Nuri el-Mismari, who is exiled in France where he was arrested last year at the request of Tripoli on suspicion of embezzlement, has made various declarations to the media about Gaddafi’s demise in the face of mass protests.

On Wednesday, he told AFP that "the Libyans are not going to stop. Muammar Gaddafi over. He's lost everything."

Mismari's lawyer Frederic Landon said that two of his daughters were forced to speak on Libyan state television to denounce their father's declarations.

"Two of Mr el-Mismari's daughters have just been abducted by men working for Mr Gaddafi and forcibly taken to the television to deny their father's statements," Landon told AFP.

"They are still in the hands of Muammar Gaddafi’s men, which shows there's a will for reprisals."

Mismari was arrested in November following an international arrest warrant issued for him on behalf of Libya, which accuses him of embezzling around $9m in state funds.

He was freed on December 15 pending the extradition hearing.

  • rammstein.f4n - 2011-02-24 13:08

    Now is the time for the AU to show they have balls; by sending soldiers to clean up the mess in Libya and liberate the people.

      pcpcoetzee89 - 2011-02-24 13:44

      "AU to show they have balls ..." Grief Bru - what are you talking about? the AU is a teethless, rudderless, hopeless hen's party ... sponsored by the South African tax payer!!

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-02-24 13:48

      Exactly why I said they should prove they have the balls to deal with a situation like this.

      flaglesswanderer - 2011-02-24 14:12

      Not to point too fine a point on it but would that not require that they have these things we call soldiers?

  • rasta7109 - 2011-02-24 13:08

    Gaddafi = COWARD.

      Marius - 2011-02-24 14:47

      Gaddafi=Drag Queen.

  • za101 - 2011-02-24 13:10

    south african gov should immediately call for their release and return to their father

      DW - 2011-02-24 13:21

      Good luck with that one!

      sakkie - 2011-02-24 13:33

      HA HA HA buddy, I wont get my hopes up !! the AU is only there for a good old piss-up between bone heads !!

      AJ - 2011-02-24 13:44

      The SA gov cannot even organise the evacuation of their own citizens, other countries have had to step in and help, so dont hold your breath.

  • Sharon - 2011-02-24 13:21

    When will the spineless, yellowback AU do something about Gaddafi????? The man is senile and has lost the plot completely, using gunships, fighter planes to kill the people who have had enough of his purging and greed. Karma is following this madman and when it hits him, he will go to hell.

      brokennews - 2011-02-24 13:30

      When major countries like Italy and the British and yanks stop investing in Libya.

      D - 2011-02-24 13:35

      You mean when the western world (or eastern) stops investing in Africa.... Ok, I'm sure thats the way to uplift a continent... stop investing in it. Shortsighted much?

      brokennews - 2011-02-24 14:05

      You fool im talking about Libya and how we should expect these countries to stop financial dealing and benefiting from Libya before we demand that the AU do something

      MadMatt_88 - 2011-02-24 14:10

      Sounds a bit like Mugabe, innit?

  • Gorilla - 2011-02-24 13:24

    I'm puzzled. How did it take them 40 years to do this?

      DW - 2011-02-24 13:42

      They needed the prompting of the sucesses in Egypt and Tunisia to give them courage. The situation here is much worse as he is using the most horrendous weaponry to fight his own people - blowing them to bits. I really hope that somehow his citizens find a way to fight back effectively and get rid of him and his murdering cronies. Scary place to be, I think

  • James - 2011-02-24 13:29

    AU = Absolutely Useless

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-02-24 13:39

      UN = United Nothing

  • Wow! - 2011-02-24 13:30

    Gaddafi has lost it - he actually lost it a while back BUT be that as it may, he his still lethal. His army, even if half have defected is one of the better equiped and militarily ready armies in Africa. Not sure that the AU have the firepower to take him on, if they wanted to. They are however an ineffcetual bunch who will do nothing.

      Liesbet - 2011-02-24 13:38

      Very, not that easy to take out a dangerous man like him.

  • diranp - 2011-02-24 13:45

    My prediction for the future.The USA and England will invade Libya, as they did Iraq It's all about the oil oil oil

  • Delarey - 2011-02-24 14:00

    How can they prove they have balls when they don't have any?!! eg. the only thing SA "troops" managed while peace-keeping for the AU in Burundi was to lose a couple of guys drowned during training and raping a local! Marvelous! "clean up Lybia" what a laugh. They will be eaten alive for breakfast with a dash of tea!

      brokennews - 2011-02-24 14:07

      You obviously know nothing about the work our troops are doing up there so shut it.

      MadMatt_88 - 2011-02-24 14:12

      A bit like the famous SANDF 'invasion' of Lesotho, while Buthelezi was acting Pres. They might, however, defeat the enemy by infecting them with HIV.

      flaglesswanderer - 2011-02-24 14:15

      Thank you broken news, I needed a laugh today.

      brokennews - 2011-02-24 14:19

      ignorance is like a disease my friends

      flaglesswanderer - 2011-02-24 14:22

      Hence my laughing at your comment. Most of this country's people are fairly ignorant regarding the state of the SANDF. If they saw the truth they would be shocked.

  • Bantu - 2011-02-24 14:10

    I've listened to this Mismari on Aljazeera news yesterday, disclosing how Gaddarfi uses miscenaries from african countries to fight Libyians, its bad AU must take a stand now!

      Zinki - 2011-02-24 14:37

      I agree. This dictator has passed his sell by date. Time for him to move on.

  • irfaan.rahim - 2011-02-24 14:47

    Ah so finally we see what this cross dressing flea bitten camel jockey is all about. Just look at this underhanded criminal and how he deals with dissent.

  • joanne - 2011-02-25 13:31

    glad to see the oppressed countries are standing up to dictators like Mr G. Hopefully Zim will be next.

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