Libyan Student Stuck in Diplomatic Limbo

Friday, October 21, 2011

Libya's ambassador to the United States Ali Sulaiman Aujali holds a news conference at the National Press Club March 18, 2011 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Reactions to the death of Moammar Gadhafi continue to pour in from Libya and across the U.S. Mohamed Gibril is a student at Michigan State University. He and other Libyan students were sent to the U.S. to study under a Libyan government program for diplomatic training before the uprising against the Gadhafi regime. Since then his visa has run out and he's been unable to return safely. He and his fellow students are currently in limbo due to the turmoil in their country. Assia Bashir Amry is the daughter of exiled Libyan revolutionary ElHajj Sabr, a revolutionary who did not live to see Gadhafi's ouster. She talks about what feelings Gadhafi's death has brought up for her.


Assia Bashir Amry and Mohamed Gibril

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