SOURCE: Ventana Public Relations on behalf of El-Sayyid Idris Abdullah Al-Senussi

March 20, 2011 14:18 ET

El-Sayyid Idris Abdullah Al-Senussi Commends Coalition Nations Participating in Operation Odyssey Dawn and the Arab League's Condemnation of Muammar el-Qaddafi

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 20, 2011) - El-Sayyid Idris Al-Senussi, the nephew of His Majesty King Idris of Libya and the son of His Highness El-Sayyid Abdallah Abed Al-Senussi, released a statement today in support of the military actions taken by coalition forces against Muammar el-Qaddafi. 

"I wish to commend the French forces along with the other coalition nations participating in Operation Odyssey Dawn," stated, El-Sayyid Idris Al-Senussi. "I also wish to commend the Arab League for their historic resolution condemning Muammar el-Qaddafi and calling for a no fly zone in Libya that led to the UN adopting resolution 1973."

El-Sayyid Idris Al-Senussi continues, "On behalf of the Libyan people I remain committed to supporting the provisional government with the goal of achieving a free democracy with open and free elections for all of Libya. Just as the world must continue to speak together with one voice in condemning and acting against the violent and brutal assassinations of the peace-loving women, children and men of Libya by the oppressive former dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, so too, must Libya stand as one in supporting the Libyan Transitional Council."

El-Sayyid Idris Al-Senussi also stated, "The military actions today by the international community are an important step towards transforming Libya and I am prepared to help assist Libya, as all citizens and ex-patriots should, in supporting our Transitional Council through this period. I believe that the world community must have continual intervention with the support and consent of the Libyan Transitional Council to ensure the safety of the women, children and men of Libya who are seeking freedom, democracy and basic human rights accorded to all citizens of a civilized world. After decades of oppression, the Libyan people cry out to the world to champion their rally for freedom and democracy."

About El-Sayyid Idris Abdullah Al-Senussi
His Highness El-Sayyid Idris Abdullah Al-Senussi is the nephew of His Majesty King Idris of Libya and the son of His Highness El-Sayyid Abdallah Abed Al-Senussi. The royal family was exiled in 1969, upon the ousting of the monarchy by a military coup lead by Muammar el-Qaddafi. Educated in the United States and Europe, His Highness El-Sayyid Idris currently maintains a principle residence in Rome, Italy, with his wife and has a son and daughter. He is widely recognized as a leading figure of the Libyan opposition movement.

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