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UN's Martin Says It's Up to NATO, Stateless Unaddressed Amid Gaddafi Death

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, October 20 -- With the sound of gunfire celebrating the killing of Gaddafi ringing out behind him, UN envoy to Libya Ian Martin took questions from the press by video on Thursday.

  Inner City Press asked Martin about his report, exclusively obtained and published here, in which Martin stated that NATO's mandate would not end with the fall of the Gaddafi government. What about the death of Gaddafi? Video here, from Minute 14:20.

  Martin replied, "I've got nothing to add to the statements that NATO itself has made as to the immanent end of their mandate as they expect it, you'll hear that from them."

  Source have told Inner City Press that some in the Transitional National Council want to strip the right to vote and more of people, mostly from sub Saharan Africa, to whom Gaddafi's government gave citizenship.

  Martin said, "indeed, there is a discussion in some quarters whether people granted citizenship as some see it improperly by Gaddafi should be eligible" to vote. Video here; gunfire is at 15:30.

Ian Martin on UN TV screen, stateless Africans not shown (c) MRLee

  Rather than oppose a process that could render sub Saharan Africans stateless, Martin continued that it's "not something we're addressing yet... we have to understand what the issue really is, we need to understand what has gone on in citizenship and registration process in Libya in the past."

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