Khartoum University revokes honorary Gaddafi Phd
Mar 8 2011 11:34AM

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Khartoum University has decided to revoke the honorary doctorate that it awarded to Libyan leader Muammmar Gaddafi and condemned the actions of his regime against the Libyan people.

"The Khartoum University Council decided, at its meeting held on March 7, to withdraw an honorary doctorate from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi," it said in a statement issued late on Monday.

"The proposal, made by the director of education Professor Alaa el-Din Zaki... won the overwhelming endorsement of the council, which registered its condemnation of the Libyan regime's actions against the Libyan people.

The university awarded the honorary doctorate in 1996.

For three weeks, Gaddafi's regime has been battling opposition forces, which have taken control of large parts of eastern Libya and made Benghazi, the country's second city, their stronghold.

Gaddafi has not hesitated to use his air power against rebel positions.

Reports that his jets bombed protesters in Benghazi in the early days of the revolt are among alleged atrocities being investigated by war crimes prosecutors from the International Criminal Court.  -AFP

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