First Published: 2011-08-12

 

Libya threatens death for unauthorised Thuraya use

 

Gathafi regime threatens to execute anyone in possession of Thuraya satellite phone without official authorisation for fear of communicating with enemey.

 

Middle East Online

TRIPOLI - The regime of Libyan leader Moamer Gathafi threatened on Friday to execute anyone found to be using a Thuraya satellite telephone without official authorisation, saying they will be deemed to be communicating with the enemy.

"Any citizen in possession of a Thuraya must hold an authorisation to use it in accordance with the laws and regulations," the official JANA news agency said.

"Otherwise, he will be punished according to the law that criminalises communicating with the enemy in time of war, and stipulates penalties up to the death penalty," the agency added.

In explaining the measure, it said "spies among the traitors, (who are) agents of the Atlantic alliance (NATO), provided information on sites that were bombed by the Crusaders, leading to a large number of victims among innocent civilians."

Several regions of Libyan territory controlled by Moamer Gathafi's regime have been deprived of mobile phone coverage, as in Zliten, 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Tripoli.

On Tuesday, Gathafi's regime accused NATO of killing 85 people, including women and children, in air raids on a village near Zliten, but the alliance has reported no evidence of civilian deaths.

 

Moscow ready to discuss modalities of ceasefire in Syria

UAE names women state ministers in major government shake-up

Turkey, US split deepens over support for Syria Kurds

Unstable dam affecting Mosul recapture

Iran making fresh pitch for tourists

Iranians mark 37 years since Islamic revolution

Egypt hires UK firm to review Sharm security

Tunisia makes $500 million from assets of ousted president

Turkey dismisses pressure to open borders as 'hypocritical'

Efforts to form Libya unity government stumble over defence portfolio

Iran blames failure of Syria peace talks on participation of ‘terrorists’

Syria opposition hopes for end of sieges

French Foreign Minister steps down with criticism of US role in Syria

Germany hopes Syria talks in Munich will agree to provide aid

Syrian Kurdish separatists open Moscow representation

Jordan rejects France extradition request for 1982 terror attack suspects

Libya parliament extends deadline for formation of new unity government

Herzog wants Israel to begin separation from Palestinian areas

Khomeini grandson loses appeal against exclusion from Iran elections

EU tells members to accelerate refugee relocation

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince in India: String of trade, security deals expected

Syria regime's Aleppo offensive kills more than 500

Ex-Israeli PM’s prison sentence extended

Turkey summons US envoy over Syria Kurds row

Jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees

‘Hell’ falling on Aleppo

Enormous challenges emerge after full liberation of Ramadi

Hamas fighter dies in latest tunnel collapse

Aleppo siege spells trouble for the West

Egypt policeman jailed for beating vet to death

How many civilians are living under 'surrender or starve' sieges in Syria?

NATO to consider policing refugee crisis

Iran deal will delay bomb up to 15 years

Top spy warns homegrown extremists pose biggest danger to US

UN to Turkey: Open borders to stranded Syria refugees

From Muslim Chechnya to ISIS: Spies collect intelligence to help Russia

Kurdish leader accuses Ankara of 'massacre' over Cizre operation

Kremlin rebukes Merkel over criticism of Russia air strikes in Syria

Nine killed in Damascus car bomb attack

Approval of reformists raises potential for change in Iran

Saudi Patriot missile shoots down Scud fired from Yemen

Syria artists find inspiration in haunting ruins of Homs

Pentagon chief seeks anti-IS support in Europe

Border camps full as Syria families escape regime offensive

Iraq military advance reopens Ramadi-Baghdad road