Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (V): Making Sense of Libya

Published: 6/Jun/2011
Source: International Crisis Group

Extract p.23: “Frustration also has been growing among the Tebu, many of whom have resided in the country for years and consider themselves fully Libyan yet are not treated accordingly. In December 2007, for example, in a bid to deter more Tebu from entering, the People’s Congress of the Kufra Shabia (administrative district) instructed the people’s committees, offices, departments and public companies to withdraw family ration books, identity cards, passports and papers from them. In addition, it told all authorities and public services to enact strict and immediate procedures to expel the Tebu and ‘treat them as foreigners’. According to the National Conference of the Libyan Opposition, the regime arrested several Tebu.”

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Statelessness
Regions: North Africa, Libya
Year: 2011