Kadhafi renews disagreement for Taylor's trial

Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col.
Moammar Kadhafi Thursday reiterated his disagreement over the arrest of former Liberian president, Charles Taylor in Nigeria where he was exiled, and his judgement by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Community of Sahelian-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) in Tripoli, Kadhafi said Taylor had taken an historic decision to hand over power to his deputy and left his country for exile in Nigeria for the sake of peace to return in Liberia.
"It is a sacrifice that allowed Liberians to vote and elect Ellen-Johnson Sirleaf as president, noted Kadhafi, who cited the example of Chadian leader, Hissen Habré "who must be judged in Chad or elsewhere in Africa if there should be any".
Kadhafi said that Taylor's case is undermining Africa's credibility, and that his position is based on principle rather than approbation of the politics of Taylor and Habre whose judgement in international courts would create a serious precedent.

01 juin 2006 21:03:00




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