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" ... then and only then we can say that there is something positive taking place"

Dear friend Ibrahim,

          Thank you for your patience, determination, perseverance and honorable efforts in establishing and maintaining this platform for all Libyans in and outside Libya. Knowing you, I am not surprised of the quality of services that you are providing us on this web page. I always call this page ALMARBOUA ( the Libyan term for living room, ) so let us use it wisely, democratically and above all politely.

          Following the comments and letters for the past few weeks on the subject of the N.Y. Meeting, I felt the need for putting in my two cents by participating with few thoughts of mine.

          I think we are giving this matter more attention than it deserves. There is no one in the Libyan community who is not aware of the regime's motives behind these obvious, desperate and doomed to fail maneuvers.

          The people who went and met with the regime's representative in N.Y. are marginal and they had no active role in the past or present in opposing Gaddafi's ruthless regime, so don't get upset about it, it is not worth it. Let them go and meet with whoever they want to meet with.

          We, the Libyans who live outside Libya have no major problems in comparison to the miserable situation inside Libya ( the big prison. ) If Gaddafi finally realizes what he and his gang - which include Dorda - had done to Libya and its population during the thirty years of their ruthless and unhuman regime and admits the magnitude of the physical, psychological, social, political and economic damage he and his gang inflicted on all Libyans, then they should take the following actions:

           - Release all political prisoners.
           - Abolish all revolutionary committees and all other oppressive
             organizations such as the countless secrete agencies.
           - Let the Libyans freely select a fact finding committee that will have the
             freedom to investigate all aspects during the last thirty years.
           - Start the process of true democratic reform by letting the Libyans
             practice their basic human rights, such as the right to assembly, the right
             of free speech and the right to establish political and trade
             organizations.
          - Start the process of establishing a constitution for the country.
          - Compensate all Libyans for their loss of property and for their emotional
             suffering.

          Then and only then we can say that there is something positive taking place which is worth discussing or even participating in shaping it.

Thanks,

N.Abou-hawia

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