The son of an impoverished Bedouin goat herder, Gaddafi became involved in politics while at school in Sabha, subsequently enrolling in the Royal Military Academy, Benghazi. Founding a revolutionary cell within the military, in 1969 they seized power from the absolute monarchy of King Idris in a bloodlesscoup. Becoming Chairman of the governing Revolutionary Command Council (RCC), Gaddafi abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the Republic. Ruling by decree, he implemented measures to remove what he viewed as foreign imperialist influence from Libya, and strengthened ties to Arab nationalist governments. Intent on pushing Libya towards "Islamic socialism", he introduced sharia as the basis for the legal system and nationalized the oil industry, using the increased revenues to bolster the military, implement social programs and fund revolutionary militants across the world. In 1973 he initiated a "Popular Revolution" with the formation of General People's Committees (GPCs), purported to be a system of direct democracy, but retained personal control over major decisions. He outlined his Third International Theory that year, publishing these ideas in The Green Book.
"Libyans do not know Denmark, they do not hate Denmark. They know Italy and they hate Italy."
"People would have killed the consul and his family if live ammunition had not been used."
"They said: 'so what if the consul and his family are killed. Italy killed some 700 000 Libyans'."
"There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet."
"The protesters were determined to kill the consul and his family when they attacked the Italian consulate in Benghazi. These protesters did not target Denmark because they have no idea about Denmark."
PARIS • Former French presidentNicolas Sarkozy was found guilty yesterday by a court in Paris on charges of corruption and influence peddling ... The longest-running and most serious case against him involves accusations that his 2007 campaign received illegal Libyan financing from the government of the now-dead strongman, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ... ....
Former French PresidentNicolas Sarkozy... The 2007Sarkozy campaign is also the source of another investigation that saw the former president charged with "membership in a criminal conspiracy" back in October 2020, with prosecutors accusing him of taking illicit donations from the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi ... ....
However, he may not spend any time in prison ... He left the court without speaking ... Prosecutors are still investigating claims that Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi provided Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign with millions of euros shipped to Paris in suitcases - allegations that Sarkozy denies. .
He was sentenced to three years in jail, including two years suspended ...Sarkozy has 10 days to appeal the ruling ... Allegations that he received millions of euros from Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for his 2007 election campaign are still being investigated, and he is also accused of fraudulently overspending in his failed 2012 reelection bid.
Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, President of France from 2007 to 2012, currently a valued member of Emmanuel Macron’s informal council of advisors, was today sentenced to a year in prison for bribery and corruption in a case with roots in his murky relationship with the late Muammar Gaddafi, the not much missed brotherly leader of Libya... .
However, he may not spend any time in prison ... We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or ... Advertisement ... Prosecutors are still investigating claims that Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi provided Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign with millions of euros shipped to Paris in suitcases – allegations that Sarkozy denies. .
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to three years in prison, ... Another trial looms ... Prosecutors are still investigating claims that Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi provided Sarkozy's 2007 campaign with millions of euros shipped to Paris in suitcases - allegations that Sarkozy denies. - Reuters. .
Court battles ...Sarkozy is also accused of having received illegal funds from the late Libyan dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi for his 2007 presidential campaign ... Statesman ... In March 2011, France was first to send warplanes into action against Gaddafi's forces in Libya, spearheading the foreign intervention that enabled the Libyan rebels to succeed ... .
By Tangi Salaün... However, the 66-year-old Sarkozy, who denied all wrongdoing, may not spend any time in prison ... ANOTHER TRIAL LOOMS ... Prosecutors are still investigating claims that Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi provided Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign with millions of euros shipped to Paris in suitcases - allegations that Sarkozy denies ... .
The verdict included a two-year suspended sentence, but Sarkozy's attorney said her client would appeal, delaying the sentence from taking effect ... Sarkozy continues to face accusations that he received illegal payments from the regime of then Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi ahead of the 2007 election ... Reuters .