During the height of the popular protests in Tunisia, demonstrations took place in various Libyan cities in response to delays in the building of subsidized units of housing. The arrest of a prominent lawyer and human rights activist, on 15 February 2011, prompted popular demonstrations in Benghazi and other major cities located in the east of the country. Within a short period of time, the opposition controlled the eastern part of the country. After the arrest and killing of former President Muammar al-Gaddafi, the National Transitional Council (NTC), which now...
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