Muslim Brotherhood forms party in Libya

Tripoli, Libya – Just as the Arab Spring brought the Muslim Brotherhood into governments in Egypt and Tunisia, the Brotherhood has now unveiled its new party in Libya. The Islamist group declared the creation of the Justice and Development Party in the absence of laws laying out a formal process for the establishment of political parties.

As in other countries where the movement had for decades been repressed, the newly-created Al-Adala’a Wa Al-Beena (“Justice and Development Party”) will be led by a former political prisoner. Mohamed Hassan Sowan spent eight years in jail under the regime of former dictator Muammar Qaddafi, who was slain after being captured by the rebels. Read more of this post