The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed by a reliable source about developments in the trial of at least 98 prisoners of conscience in Tripoli, Libya. According to the information received, a group of at least 98 prisoners of conscience are being tried before the people’s court, having been arbitrarily arrested en masse in Libya’s main cities during June 1998, ostensibly on the grounds of political opposition and, more specifically,for supporting or showing sympathy for the more

Women delegates from 53 African countries are taking part in a conference on peace and development in Tripoli, Libya this week. Delegates are expected to exchange information and experiences on the role of African women regarding the African Union and the elimination of all obstacles to development on the continent.

Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has urged Africans to drive white people out of the continent and make them pay compensation for their exploitation of it.