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Students Observe Anniversary of Revolution

Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 8 April 2001

Tripoli, Libya—Libyan students on Saturday evening observed the 25th anniversary of the revolution that transformed university and other institutions of higher learning into organs for the promotion of science, education and knowledge on 7 April 1976.

The anniversary, which was also celebrated by Libyan-sponsored African students studying in Libyan universities, was organised to remember the day when the country decided to assert its national cultural heritage and Afro-Arab identity.

The Libyan students commended the Libyan leader Col. Moammar Kadhafi for his efforts to establish the African Union.

They noted that the creation of the Union was the only guarantee for the survival of Africa in a fast-changing world where there is no room for micro-states due to the pressing requirements of globalisation.

The students denounced the life sentence handed to a Libyan citizen Abdelbasset Al Meghrahi by Scottish judges at the Camp Zeist court in the Netherlands.

They called for Al Meghrahi’s release because the trial was politically motivated.