April 14, 2011
Libya's Daunting Challenge
Irish Times, Irish Times
TWO MONTHS ago this Friday the arrest of Fethi Terbil, a young human rights lawyer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, prompted anti-regime protests inspired by those who had succeeded in toppling autocratic leaders in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt. These peaceful demonstrations against Muammar Gadafy’s four decades of idiosyncratic and often brutal rule were met with horrific violence, and what began as a tentative challenge evolved into a full-blown revolt.
TAGGED: Libya, Benghazi, Tunisia, Egypt