Libyan Constitutional Union
An open letter to the
regret to note that even those Libyan exiles who have
granted refugee status in the United Kingdom are
still facing considerable difficulties in their occasional
the Home Office, which is their primary recourse
persons. Oddly enough, the situation seems to have
since the severance of diplomatic relations between
the Libyan regime.
with so many uncertainties and anxieties, the life
of a refugee
is much too complicated as it is. Any excessively
long delay in
the processing of some application or other, for
could mean a very nerve-racking experience for such
especially in emergencies.
speaking, we believe that the least harassment of
refugees anywhere is virtually a kind of victory for
regimes everywhere. And, although Libyan refugees
should neither seek nor expect any special favours, we
they are entitled to some consideration of their
all, we remain the principal targets for Libyan
terrorism. Strict measures against terrorist suspects
should certainly not apply to the potential victims as
A. Ben Ghalbon,
Issued by the Libyan Constitutional
The Guardian: 5th October 1987
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