Monday, January 02, 2012

On the Arab Parliament

The "Arab Parliament" is a relatively new organisation which was supposed to be - till the start of the Syrian revolution - based in Damascus. Interestingly enough, at one point Libya's Huda Ben Amer was appointed as head of this august body. Ben Amer, who is currently under arrest in Libya, came to prominence during one of Gaddafi's purges, when she pulled down at the legs of a man who was being hanged by the neck in a basketball stadium. The event was televised and Gaddafi caught a glimpse of this loyalty. Here is a picture of Ben Amer with Bashar al Assad when she visited Damascus in 2009:

Today the parliament is headed by a Kuwaiti, Ali al Salem el Diqbassi. Speaking about the presence of the Arab league monitors in Syria, Diqbassi says:
"This is giving the Syrian regime an Arab cover for continuing its inhumane actions under the eyes and ears of the Arab League," Mr Diqbassi added.
Oh well...

1 comment:

Ap12 said...

i thought she was arrested way before like when tripoli fell . oh well inshallah now she can face her doomed destiny. what she did to the people of libya nobody can forget.