Libya Rehabilitates Royal Family

The Libyan government has reportedly decided to rehabilitate the family of the late King Idris, who was overthrown  in 1969 by Muamar Gaddafi.

According to Middle East Online, a decree stipulates that the heirs of Idris al-Senussi will regain their Libyan nationality and recover property confiscated by Gaddafi.

After just 14 years on the throne, Idris was forced to seek refuge in Cairo, where he lived until his death in 1983 at the age of 94.

The rest of the family obtained political exile status in Britain, including Idriss' grand nephew and heir-apparent, Muhammad al-Senussi.

(Source: Middle East Online)

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One Response to Libya Rehabilitates Royal Family

  1. Philip Hodkinson 11th March 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    This makes sense in many ways. Putting right a wrong, but also paving the way for a constitutional Monarchy rather that an all powerful president. This could help with bringing the country back as one nation even should it wish to devolve into 3 states.

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