|Man in a Desert||
I sincerely hope that once Gaddafi departs the scene there will be a serious effort to uncover the fate of 4 people for whose disappearance, and presumed murder, he is responsible.
The first is is that of Imam Musa Sadr, the Lebanese cleric and political figure who disappeared, along with his two Lebanese companions, after arriving in Libya in August 1978.
In 1993 Libyan dissident Mansour al-Kikhia vanished from Cairo without a trace while attending, ironically, a human rights conference. You can read about Kikhia's case here and here. Hosni Mubarak's state security apparatus are believed to have colluded in the kidnapping of Kikhia and Cairo needs to come clean.
For decades Muammar al-Gaddafi has acted with impunity, killing at will his opponents at home and abroad.
It is time for human rights in the Arab world to take precedence. The crimes of the regimes, Gaddafi's and others', must be exposed, documented and enshrined in the collective memory of the Arabs.
What a shameful period in our history.
A man on a long journey through a perpetual desert.
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