Glorifying Gaddafi banned in Libya

New law passed by interim government has rights groups worried that freedom of speech is being restricted.

Libya Gaddafi speech

In Tripoli, bookstores are full of selections on a range of topics from democracy building to Libya’s modern history. Many of these books were banned under the rule of the late Muammar Gaddafi who was removed from power last year.

Now, international rights groups fear the the country’s interim National Transitional Council could be headed down a similar path of restricting freedom of speech, after it passed a new law that criminalises the glorification of the former regime and its leader.

Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh reports from Tripoli.

Source: Al Jazeera