Libya to reinstate citizenship of ousted royals

The family of King Idris, who was ousted in a coup conducted by the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 1969, may also be reappropriated with property that was taken from them after the coup.

Libya to reinstate citizenship of ousted royals

World Bulletin / News Desk

Libya's Council of Ministers on Monday decreed that the family of ousted King Muhammad Idris al-Senussi may be rehabilitated as nationals.

The family of King Idris, who was ousted in a coup conducted by the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 1969, may also be reappropriated with property that was taken from them after the coup.

This is the first step forward since Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan submitted a draft law to the General National Congress to repeal Gaddafi’s laws against the royal family one month ago.

King Idris took power after Libya became the first north African country to gain its independence from colonial powers in 1951.

He was exiled to Egypt and stripped of his citizenship after Gaddafi seized power, and died in Cairo in 1983 aged 94.

The royal family continues to live in political asylum in the UK.

Last Mod: 05 Mart 2014, 17:26
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