A spokesman for the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL), a Libyan dissident group opposed to the government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has accused the Libyan leader of crimes against the human race.
SCU Mohammed Yusuf Al Maghariaf, Libyan dissident spokesman speaking and being questioned by reporter, Mohamed Amin
OMDURMAN: GVs, SVs Exhibition hall where alleged Libyan arms being displayed (4 shots)
SV Al Maghariaf at exhibition
SVs Electronic equipment and weapons (3 shots)
TRANSCRIPT FOR SEQUENCE 1: MOHAMMED YUSUF AL MAGHARIAF: "I think Gaddafi has committed all kinds of crimes that one can think of, can be committed by a ruler against his people, his own people, against his neighbours, against the continent that he belongs to, against the Arab world which we are part of, and against the whole human race. Crimes against individuals, crimes against organisations, crimes against states, crimes against all values that humanity has cherished and has longed to throughout its history and throughout its struggle."
MOHAMED AMIN: "How will this trial affect Gaddafi?"
MAGHARIAF: "Whether it will affect Gaddafi or not, this is not our prime cause or prime target of holding this trial. The prime target is to expose Gaddafi to the whole world, expose his crimes, to let humanity know what this man is doing."
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Background: A spokesman for the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL), a Libyan dissident group opposed to the government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has accused the Libyan leader of crimes against the human race. Mr. Mohammed Yusuf al Maghariaf made the accusation during an interview with Visnews' Mohammed Amin in the Ministry of Information, Khartoum on Wednesday (28 April). The NFSL was formed by opponents of Colonel Gaddafi in October, 1981, with the open aim of ousting the Libyan leader. Mr. Maghariaf was formerly Auditor-General of Libya between 1972 and 1977, and then served as his country's ambassador to India. The dissident leader's presence in Khartoum has been coordinated with a Sudanese government-organised so-called 'trial' of Colonel Gaddafi currently being held. Part of the evidence in this indictment of the Libyan leader is contained in an exhibition of weaponry allegedly captured from Libyan agents. The exhibition, in the Youth Palace, Omdurman, consists of guns, ammunition and knives which the Sudanese organising committee have cited as evidence of Colonel Gaddafi's attempts to destabilise Sudan.