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16-06-2007

Remember the war on terror? It temporarily seems to have slipped Tony Blair’s mind as he does another deal with Colonel Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator whose government has been associated with one of the worst atrocities committed on the British people. Dr David Nicholl is not impressed.

Last month, on this blog I pointed out the hypocrisy of Mr Blair’s visit to Libya to strengthen relationships with Colonel Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator.

The true story is, in fact, much worse. It has now become apparent that on the 29th May, Blair and Gaddafi have signed a 'memorandum of understanding' over the transfer of Libyan prisoners.

The initial outrage was over the potential transfer to the Lockerbie bomber and former Gaddafi secret service agent Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi back to Libya. Downing Street have denied that there is any intention to transfer al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the largest ever terrorist atrocity when 270 people were killed, rather the agreement is for other Libyan prisoners.

This is extremely worrying news for Omar Deghayes, a British resident who Blair has washed his hands of, currently being held in Guantanamo Bay without charge for over 5 years.

Omar’s story is featured in the movie "Taking Liberties" currently on national release. Omar’s father was murdered in Libya by Gaddafi’s secret service who have also made it clear on the two occasions that they have interviewed Omar in Guantanamo that he will “meet the same fate as his father” should he ever be returned to Libya.

I would therefore urge Stirrer readers to write to the Prime Minister as well as their MP to ensure that no “memorandum of understanding” is signed with Libya as it:

1. Is led by a dictator who has supported terrorism, including in Northern Ireland, for many years.
2. Is led by regime that has a long use of torture, intimidation and repression.
3.Has threatened to kill British residents such as Omar Deghayes.

Further to press Tony Blair and his successor Gordon Brown to immediately return the British residents, such as Omar Deghayes (who has been blinded in one eye following interrogation in Guanatanamo) to UK soil, where if any charges need to be heard, they can be heard in a proper court process.

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