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Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Libyan-American Reflects On Turmoil

Libyan women protest to demand the resignation of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and for a no-fly zone during a demonstration in Benghazi, eastern Libya. (AP)

Libyan women protest to demand the resignation of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and for a no-fly zone during a demonstration in Benghazi, eastern Libya. (AP)

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross says Libya has descended into civil war and that doctors are seeing a “sharp increase” in the number of casualties.

We turn to a Libyan-American, Mohamed Ejahmi, for some perspective. Eljahmi’s brother, Fathi Eljahmi, was a political dissident who died in 2009 of medical complications, after he was imprisoned under Moammar Gadhafi. According to human rights groups Fathi Eljahmi was denied medical care during his imprisonment.


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