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Former Kadhafi spy chief faces trial

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Former spy chief in Moamer Kadhafi's government, Bouzid Dorda stands behind bars in the dock during a court session in Tripoli, 5 June, 2012
Former spy chief in Moamer Kadhafi's government, Bouzid Dorda stands behind bars in the dock during a court session in Tripoli, 5 June, 2012 Reuters/Ismail Zitouny
By: Michel Arseneault
7 min

The trial of a senior official accused of killing demonstrators in the uprising against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi has been postponed again until 10 July. Former foreign intelligence chief Bouzid Dorda is accused of ordering security forces to "kill demonstrators and fire live ammunition". Dorda, a former prime minister and ambassador, is the first of Kadhafi's henchmen to appear in court. Asma Magariaf, a Libyan activist who was sentenced to death by the former regime, talks about her encounter with Dorda. 

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