2011-02-15 Live blog for #Libya #Feb17 from February 15 – 28

TUESDAY, February 15

  • Troops raided the home of rights advocate Fathi Tarbel and took him away for questioning, causing protests in Benghazi which lasted until around 4 a.m. Wednesday.Atlanta Jouurnal-Constitution
  • Saif al-Islam Gadhafi ochestrated the release of 110 members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group leaving only 30 members of the group in prison.
  • Protesters chanted: “No God but Allah. Moammar is the enemy of Allah,” and “Down, down to corruption and to the corrupt.”
  • Police and security fired rubber bullets and hot water cannons. A video showed people running away from gunfire while shots are heard. A young man in a white, bloodstained robe was seen being carried by protesters.
  • A Libyan security official said 14 people, including 10 policemen, were injured.
  • In Zentan hundreds marched through the streets and set fire to security headquarters and a police station, then set up tents in the heart of the town.
  • In Beyida hundreds set fire to police stations while chanting, “The people want the ouster of the regime”.
  • Security forces in Beyida have rounded up many activists in the run up to the February 17 protest date.




WL Central Live Blog of Libya for March

Other WL Central Coverage of Libya:

2011-03-05 Cables: The Vulnerability of Black African Migrant Workers in Libya

2011-02-24 Former Guantanamo Detainee Denies Islamic Emirate Has Been Set Up in Eastern Libya [UPDATE:1]

2011-02-24 Arming Gaddfi

2011-02-22 How US Businesses in Libya Made Certain They Could Operate in the Rogue State

2011-02-21 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Speaks: What Libyan Cables Say About His Address

2011-02-19: Libya, Bahrain & others: Crimes against humanity, what can we do?

2011-02-19 – #Libya, a Republic for the Masses?

2011-02-19 “This Week in WikiLeaks Podcast” on MENA Protests & WikiLeaks

2011-02-18 The Abu Salim Massacre: Cables on Libya’s Continued Impunity for 1996 Killings

2011-02-17 Cables Show Repression Has Effectively Limited Libyans’ Vision for Reform

2011-02-09 February 17 A Day of Rage to protest against ‘The Revolution’

2011-01-31 Cables: Libya threatened to seize assets of Petro-Canada

2011-01-27 Libya is in revolt as Gaddafi worries

2011-01-16 Early reports of unrest in Libya [UPDATE 1]

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