France to Probe Amesys Contract with Libya

A French judge has rejected an appeal to dismiss claims by human rights groups that Amesys was an accomplice to torture by selling surveillance systems to the Ghaddafi regime.

The company is a subsidiary of Bull, which has denied responsibility as it did not buy Amesys until 2010, 3 years after the company had won the contract, according to Telecompaper. Amesys later sold the Eagle web surveillance subsididary to an unnamed company at the end of November 2012.

Le Monde reports that Bull CEO Philippe Vannier was invited to meet Abdallah Senoussi, Libya's head of intelligence and Ghaddafi's cousin.

(Source: Telecompaper)

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