Libyan Constitutional Union
Open Letter to Col. Gadafi
brought one of the Arab noblemen to remain under
your rule for more
than twenty years. His Royal Highness Prince Al-Hassan Al-Rida AI-Sanusi, the Crown Prince to the Kingdom
of Libya, lived since
September 1969 enduring your injustice and cruelty.
The Prince spent the first of many years of misery in a prison cell in
one of your several institutions where he was
subjected to all
kinds of physical and mental torture which forced him
to surrender to you publicly on the television screen his right of succession to the throne. He was then taken to live with his
family under house
arrest in a residence you had confiscated from a Libyan national. In addition to the bestiality of your
guards, the family
suffered extreme poverty and hardship, and the children were denied opportunities to proper education. In
the middle of one
night in 1984, the Prince and his family were thrown out of their beds into the street by one of your
Committees". The horror-stricken family were made
to stand and watch the frenzied mob burn down their house and its contents.
After several days with nowhere to stay they
were provided with
two single cabins on one of Tripoli's public beaches (not built or equipped for families). They lived in these
conditions until 1986 when the Prince suffered a stroke which left him paralysed.
one of your publicity stunts to promote your so-called policy of
1988 you sent the sick Prince accompanied by his family to the U.K. for the medical treatment not available in
Libya. According to
your instructions, your London office covered the expense
of the medical treatment for the Prince and
rented a two-bedroom
flat for the noble family of eight members and restricted their living
allowance to a level sufficient only for a couple. The family never complained because these meager
provisions were far
better than what you allowed them in Libya.
London representative has now informed the Prince of
your decision, as a
security measure in view of your latest international crisis, to terminate the arrangement for the
treatment and send him back to Tripoli immediately. On the same day, the office actually stopped
medication and discontinued the inadequate living allowance.
can a man reach this level of fiendish behaviour? And Why?
Issued by the Libyan
The Guardian: 2nd April 1992
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