Libya's Quest for Justice: The Thin Line Between Guilt and Innocence

Libya's Quest for Justice: The Thin Line Between Guilt and Innocence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2012

The search for justice in the new Libya is raising difficult questions about who is to blame for the atrocities of the Gadhafi era, such as the Abu Salim prison massacre. A unique experiment is taking place at one prison, where former inmates confront their torturers. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt in Tripoli more...

Mrs. Gadhafi's Struggle: German Medical Careáfor Libyan War VictimsáFalls Short

Mrs. Gadhafi's Struggle: German Medical Careáfor Libyan War VictimsáFalls Short

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2012

The German government promised hundreds of war victims from Libya medical help, but many who were wounded are now struggling to get the care they need. Healthcare provider Almedaáand Libyan authorities are entrenched in a deep conflict over costs, and patients are suffering as a result. By Conny Neumann more...

The Philosophy of War: New FilmáDepicts Bernard-Henri LÚvy's Role in Libya

The Philosophy of War: New FilmáDepicts Bernard-Henri LÚvy's Role in Libya

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 04, 2012

French philosopher Bernard-Henri LÚvy was a major reason for his country's proactive role in supporting rebel efforts to topple Libyan autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. Now, a new film -- by LÚvy himself -- takes a closer look at BHL's role in the revolution. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Paying for UN Abstention: German Businesses Unwelcome in Postwar Libya

Paying for UN Abstention: German Businesses Unwelcome in Postwar Libya

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2012

Before the Libyan revolution, Germany was the country's second-largest trading partner. But then Germany abstained in a 2011 UN vote to militarily intervene in its civil war. Now that the war is over, German businesses and think tanks are finding that most Libyans want little to do with them. By Uwe Buse and Takis WŘrger more...

Prison Torture in Libya: 'Patients Who Had Been Electrically Shocked'

Prison Torture in Libya: 'Patients Who Had Been Electrically Shocked'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 31, 2012

Doctors Without Borders suspended its work in the Libyan city of Misrata last week because prison officials repeatedly brought torture victims in for treatment -- only to return them to interrogation after they received medical care. SPIEGEL spoke with the group's general director, Christopher Stokes, about the situation in Libya. more...

End of the Road Trip: The Revolution Returns to Egypt

End of the Road Trip: The Revolution Returns to Egypt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 06, 2012

Oneáyear after the Arab Spring, SPIEGEL correspondent Alexander Smoltczyk set out on a journey through the Maghreb to assess the changes the region has undergone. On the third and finaláleg of his journey through North Africa, he ends in Cairo, where the revolution is still underway. more... Comment ]

North African Road Trip: Hope Meets Hate in the New Libya

North African Road Trip: Hope Meets Hate in the New Libya

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 03, 2012

Oneáyear after the Arab Spring, SPIEGEL correspondent Alexander Smoltczyk set out on a journey through the Maghreb to assess theáregion's transformation. On the second leg of his journey, he travels through post-revolution Libya and finds a country marked by a mixture of hope, desperation and the will to build a new democracy. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Tripoli vs. the ICC: Who Should Bring Gadhafi's Son to Justice?

Tripoli vs. the ICC: Who Should Bring Gadhafi's Son to Justice?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2011

Now that the fighting has ceased in Libya, the lawyers have takenácenter stage. The International Criminal Court in The Hague and Tripoli's new leaders can't agree on who should put Moammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam on trial -- or even whether the manhunt for the deposed dictator itself can be called off. By Thomas Darnstńdt more...

Gadhafi's Former German Florist: Only the Best for Libya's Tasteful Tyrant

Gadhafi's Former German Florist: Only the Best for Libya's Tasteful Tyrant

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 03, 2011

Though he pretended to be the frugal son of a Bedouin, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi lived a life of extravagant luxury, complete with his own private jumbo jet. When he went looking for just the right flower arrangements on board, he turned to a Hamburg-based florist who initially had no idea who her client was. By Julia JŘttner more...

Libyan Dictator's Final Hours: Shedding Light on How Moammar Gadhafi Died

Libyan Dictator's Final Hours: Shedding Light on How Moammar Gadhafi Died

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 01, 2011

How did Moammar Gadhafi die? The men who witnessed his last hours and the doctor who issued his death certificate have helped to provide insights into the dictator's final moments. By Christoph Reuter more...

Unending Battle: The Rebels' Ongoing Search for Gadhafi's Mercenaries

Unending Battle: The Rebels' Ongoing Search for Gadhafi's Mercenaries

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 01, 2011

Libya's dictator may be dead, but some of the rebels who deposed him are still hunting down Gadhafi's mercenaries from sub-Saharan Africa. The fighting has driven thousands of people out of the town of Tawargha, where many regime loyalists lived. Many have been arrested and are being tortured, says Human Rights Watch. By Barbara Hardinghaus more...