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Libyan Delays Trial of Qaddafi Spy Chief for Second Time

June 26, 2012

A Libyan appeals court delayed for a second time the trial of Muammar Qaddafi’s spy chief, Abuzeid Dorda, who is accused of ordering attacks on civilians and helping incite sedition and civil war.

The adjournment until July 10 was to give Dorda’s attorney more time to study the case file, Al-Ajaili Al-Maaloul, the court’s chairman, said in the hearing aired on state television.

Dorda, the first of Qaddafi’s inner circle to be tried, is also accused of using force to prevent peaceful demonstrations, the unlawful detention of civilians and abuse of office, the Libya News Agency said on June 5.

To contact the reporter on this story: Saleh Sarar in Tripoli through the Cairo newsroom at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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