Muammar Al-Gaddafi

Libyan man who discovered Gaddafi in drain dies from injuries

Shaban is treated in a French hospital (left), less than a year after helping drag Gaddafi from a drainage pipe (right). Photos: Reuters, AP

The Libyan man who purportedly discovered former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hiding in a drainage pipe in his hometown has died as a result of injuries suffered when Gaddafi's supporters kidnapped him two months ago.

Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 11:03am

Row over rendition case deadline

Justice officials say they need until December to respond to allegations that Hong Kong security chiefs conspired with the British and US secret services to deport a Libyan dissident to his homeland in 2004 - but lawyers preparing to sue the government have set an October deadline.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Libya's pragmatic vote for reform

The Arab spring has been under way for nearly two years, yet some experts and political commentators remain unconvinced about the prospects of these uprisings against dictatorships and autocracies ushering in more democratic rule. But Libya has confounded the sceptics by holding a largely peaceful and clean election.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Government to address rendition case this week

The government will deliver a 'substantive reply' this week to allegations about its controversial role in a rendition scandal which saw a Libyan terrorist suspect, his wife and four children forcibly returned to their homeland, where he faced six years of torture and persecution, in 2004.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Tycoon's heirs unite for memorial service

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK role in Libyan affair still unclear

We are no closer to answers to troubling questions about the deportation of a suspected Libyan terrorist and his family who faced torture and persecution in their homeland.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Answers sought on rendition

Lawmakers have demanded answers from the government over allegations that it colluded with US and British secret services to deport a suspected Libyan terrorist, his wife and four young children to their homeland in 2004, where he faced torture and persecution.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Libyan dissident sues HK over family's 2004 arrest

A Libyan dissident, arrested by local authorities at Chek Lap Kok airport and handed to late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen, is suing the Hong Kong government for its complicity in his 'extraordinary rendition'.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

From Chek Lap Kok to Libyan torture cell

New allegations have emerged of the role Hong Kong authorities played in the arrest, detention, interrogation and forced repatriation of a Libyan rebel leader and his young family on a secret flight out of Chek Lap Kok airport to the torture chambers of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Key evidence in Libyan's case erased in HK

Key evidence revealing Hong Kong's role in the rendition of Libyan dissident Sami al-Saadi to Muammar Gaddafi's torture chambers has been destroyed by city aviation officials, hampering the investigation of British lawyers.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Manhunt goes global

KAMPALA - Now that Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi are gone, the world has turned its attention to a new villain, Joseph Kony. A video campaign to hunt him down has gone viral with thousands of people all over the world signing on to call for his arrest.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

British probe of 'rendition' case includes events in HK

A criminal probe by British police will expand to cover events in Hong Kong in which UK and US secret agents conspired to handdeliver a suspected Libyan terrorist from China to the torture chambers of Muammar Gaddafi via Chek Lap Kok airport.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Clock ticking on next shaky tyrant

Was it good for you? 2011, that is. If it was then you probably aren't a despot because 2011 was not a particularly good year for tyrannical figures. I have to believe that Kim Jong-il, Muammar Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak would all like a mulligan on 2011. But life won't allow you to tee it up again, sorry guys.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

2011 in our own words

How to read this infographic

The chart shows the daily word count of stories in the South China Morning Post - the number of words devoted to a story on one day is reflected in the height of its coloured bar

Yearly total*:


Stanley Ho

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...


18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am