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Libya: Activist imprisoned under al-Gaddafi facing jail for televised remarks about politicians

Headline Title:  Libya: Activist imprisoned under al-Gaddafi facing jail for televised remarks about politi 22 January 2014 A writer and political commentator who was a prisoner of conscience under Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi’s rule, has now fallen foul of Libya’s transitional authorities after making statements deemed offensive to prominent political figures during a television appearance, said Amnesty International.Jamal al-Hajji was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and sentenced to eight months in prison and a fine of 400,000 Libyan Dinar [approximately 318,650 USD].During an…

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