Qaddafi to Sue Stroke Reporting News Agency

Politics | May 15, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Qaddafi to Sue Stroke Reporting News Agency Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is considered the main driving force behind the continued imprisoning of five Bulgarian medics in Libya. Photo by

Libya's leader Muammar Qaddafi announced Tuesday he would bring an action against the Palestinian news agency that reported he had suffered a brain clot and was in coma.

The agency Ma'an reported on Monday that Muammar Qaddafi has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke. The report cited an unnamed European source.

"We will file a case against this news agency in order for anyone not to lie and escape," Qaddafi told reporters at a Tripoli hotel, as cited by Reuters.

"They have to stand before justice," he added.

In his words "the Arabs and their masters" stand behind the report.

"The one who fires at you, you should fire at him too. The one who tells you 'I am your enemy', consider yourself his enemy, " he added.

Italian news agency ANSA earlier reported that the Libyan leader phoned Prime Minister Romano Prodi and said he was well.

"He called me again this morning ... He said that he is well, and that from time to time the media talk about politicians and say that they are in a grave state, and that he does not know why it is this way," Prodi said.

On Sunday, the two discussed the trial of the five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya for infecting Libyan children with HIV.

Qaddafi is considered the main driving forces behind the continued imprisoning of the Bulgarian medics.

Prodi, an outspoken critic of the death sentence and former head of the European Commission, was among the first to condemn the confirmation of the nurses' execution by a Libyan court in December.
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