In Libya it has become unlawful to praise the slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ,his regime,not even the glorification of his sons is allowed .
The law was read out to reporters by a judicial officials on Wednesday morning.”Praising or glorifying Muammar Gaddafi, his regime, his ideas or his sons… is punishable by a prison sentence,” a judicial official announced.
The law targets Gadaffi’s loyalists who have remained a threat to the National Transitional Council leaders. Libya is still in a state of war following the 2011 bloody conflict that pitted Kadhafi loyalists against NATO-backed rebel forces.
Another law aims at confiscating all property and funds belonging to figures of the previous regime, including Kadhafi’s relatives, putting them under the care of the judiciary.
Colonel Gaddafi was the official ruler of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then the “Brother Leader” of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011. Gaddafi Came under scrutiny afrom around the world for overstaying in power characterized with dictatorship.
Gaddafi was later ousted from power and was later captured and killed after a strong strike by NTC and NATO bombings in Sirte
Gaddafi followed ideas of pan-Arabism and became a fervent advocate of the unity of all Arab states into one Arab nation. He also supported pan-Islamism, the notion of a loose union of all Islamic countries and peoples.
He proclaimed the “Federation of Arab Republics” (Libya, Egypt and Syria) in 1972, hoping to create a pan-Arab state, but the three countries disagreed on the specific terms of the merger.He later tried to advocate for an African Kingdom where he hoped to the African King.