June 9, 2009
The Livingston Group
499 South Capitol St SW #600
Washington, DC 20003
Re: Marketing Gaddafi
Dear Mr. Livingston:
The American Libyan Freedom Alliance (ALFA) was founded in September, 2003, and registered in the State of Virginia. Its primary mission is to promote human rights and democracy in Libya through advocacy and education.
Libyan and International human rights groups have reported numerous human rights abuses by the Libyan regime, most prominently amongst such abuses is the massacre at Abuslim prison, on the outskirts of Tripoli on June 28, 1996. This heinous crime has resulted in the cold-blooded murder of 1200 political prisoners. I will recount a list of some of Gaddafi’s other crimes, and conclude with few questions.
• The public hanging of Libyan students in Benghazi in 1977.
• The public hanging of students in Ijdabia.
• The public hanging of Libyan students at the University of Tripoli.
• The assassination of Libyan dissidents in various European Countries.
• The killing of the British Police Woman Yvonne Fletcher 1984 in front of the Libyan Embassy in London and injuring many Libyan protesters.
• The downing of the PAN AM flight 103 over Lockerbie, 284 passengers died on December 1988.
• The downing of the French airliner UTA on 19/09/1989, over Niger. 170 passengers died.
• The bombing of the Berlin nightclub, La Belle, Germany.
• The disappearance and kidnapping of Imam Musa Al-Sadr during an official visit to Libya on 31/08/1987.
• The kidnapping of Mansour Al-Kikhia, the Libyan Human Rights campaigner in Cairo, Egypt by the Libyan Secret Service.
• The Downing of Libyan Airliner on 22/12/1992 over Tripoli, 157 passengers died.
• The disappearance of thousands of Libyans during the conflict with Chad and Uganda.
Given the above bloody history, do you still believe that there is any moral or ethical justification for marketing this terrorist? How much whitewashing does it require to hide the blood stains in this man’s past? I hope you will rescind any decision to market Gaddafi, regardless of much he is willing to pay, out of his loot of stolen money from Libyan treasury.
Mohamed Bugaighis, Ph.D.
Chairman, American Libyan Freedom Alliance (ALFA)