Libyan dissident dies after release to Jordan

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May 21, 2009 23:54

 
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A Libyan dissident and human rights activist repeatedly imprisoned in Libya for defying the country's leader Moammar Gadhafi was released earlier this month to Jordan and died here Thursday, a top Jordanian security official said. Fathi al-Jahmi, whose ordeal in Libyan prisons had been decried by the United States, never regained consciousness after having slipped into a coma following a stroke on May 4 in a Libyan jail, the official said. The official told The Associated Press that the Libyan authorities released Jahmi the following day to Jordan, where he was treated at a hospital and underwent two brain surgeries this month. "Jahmi died today at 5 a.m.," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. The official said Jahmi was 67 years old and was survived by his wife, Fawziya al-Ghoka, who remained jailed in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and the couple's sons. In Washington, the State Department said the US was saddened over the death, calling Jahmi an "outspoken voice for human rights."

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