Libyan Press Denounces French Court Ruling Against Kadhafi
A Libyan newspaper criticized France on Monday for a Paris court's ruling that Libya's leader Moamer Kadhafi could face trial in France in connection with a 1989 plane bombing.
"The attacks against Moamer Kadhafi can only hurt relations between the Libyan and French peoples," said the newspaper Al-Zahf Al-Akhdar.
The newspaper called on France to reconsider the court's decision "faced with the people's anger".
A Paris appeals court ruled Friday that Kadhafi does not enjoy immunity and could be held responsible for the 1989 explosion in Niger of a DC-10 belonging to the French airline UTA that killed 170 people.
The plane was traveling from the Congolese capital Brazzaville to Paris.
In March 1999, six Libyans, including Kadhafi's brother-in-law Abdullah Senoussi, allegedly the head of Libyan intelligence, were found guilty in absentia by a French court and given life sentences -- TRIPOLI (AFP)
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