In Libya, the Muslim Brotherhood is seen wielding significant influence, worrying women’s rights advocates.

Share

While the elections for a 200-member National Congress is unlikely to grant a majority to any one faction, the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies are confident they can join their counterparts in Tunisia and Egypt at the helm of leadership.

“If the Brotherhood gets in we will see a repeat of what’s happening in Tunisia with underhand pressure on women to cover up and raids on art galleries,” warns Majid Wanis-Gaddafi, the son of Libya’s last prime minister before Gaddafi seized power in 1968.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9379022/Libya-elections-Muslim-Brotherhood-set-to-lead-government.html

This entry was posted in News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.