Libya bans glorification of Gaddafi

2012-05-03 07:36

Tripoli - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council on Wednesday criminalised the glorification of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi and his regime.

"Praising or glorifying Muaamar Gaddafi, his regime, his ideas or his sons... is punishable by a prison sentence," said the text of the law read out to reporters by a judicial official following a high-level meeting.

"If those news, rumours or propaganda cause any damage to the state the penalty will be life in prison," the official said reading from the text of the new law.

The law also criminalises spreading rumours or information that could hamper military activities, spread terror, or weaken the morale of citizens.

  • Leon - 2012-05-03 07:53

    wonder if the sa government will now withdraw all those many awards they gave him

  • Sibusiso - 2012-05-03 08:32

    I thought that Libya killed Gaddafi so that they can have freedom of association and other forms of freedom. In a democratic country one can choose to be associated with satan himself

  • Mashudu - 2012-05-03 08:32

    Credit should be given were its due. Gaddafi deserve to be praised by those who loved him.

  • sylvester.kasawala - 2012-05-03 08:39

    Puppets of the west. Why are they afraid of a dead man. Despite his mistakes, Gaddafi did a lot to Libya. Now Libya is fragmenting along tribal lines.

      Thami - 2012-05-03 09:02


      Gerhard - 2012-05-03 12:24

      Gadhafi was a murderous tyrant

  • Pohamba - 2012-05-03 09:37

    If that is true, than its a serious threat to freedom of expression in Libya, of which is important for demoracy.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-03 10:30

    For goodness sake, give the Libyans a chance to get their country in a good shape. They have just come out of one of the most brutal regimes on earth. For 41 years they were terrorized by a bunch of corrupt evil scumbags !! No wonder the Libyans don't give a damn about Africa, with all this non stop sick gaddafi BS coming from there !!!!!

      Sydney - 2012-05-03 10:55

      Anthony - you're Enemy of Africa, God will punish your entire family including your unborn generations...

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-03 12:15

      Sydney, At least my GOD is not full of hatred , like yours, you sick scumbag !!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-03 19:59

      Patrick, Stop embarrassing yourself, GROW UP !!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-03 20:46

      Hahahahahaa You are loosing it !! Shame..............!!!!

  • Neville - 2012-05-03 10:54

    For 41 Years most of the world ( THE WEST INCLUDED ) allowed him to continue with his evil actions. Why? Oil! Now everybody wants to jump on the bandwagon telling the Libyans how and what to do next. Give them the opportunaty to vent their frustration. They will get through it.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-03 12:34

      Neville, Sure they will. Even the few thousand die-hard supporters , this gaddafi thug has left in Libya, will eventually realize what a MONSTER he was !!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-03 21:54

      It is sad Patrick, very sad !! For more than a year you follow the developments in Lybya daily, and still you have not got a clue what has happened and is happenning today !!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-05 07:50

      It is only a "basket case" in your silly childish imagination. If you would take these anti Western blinkers off, you will see a country that is going to prosper, and the large oil reserve will benefit the people of Libya, instead of a corrupt evil murderous family of thugs!!

  • letsatsi.ramookho - 2012-05-03 12:47


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