Skip to comments.George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin is set to represent Gaddafi's spy chief
Posted on 05/04/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Top barrister: Amal Alamuddin is defending a suspected Libyan war criminal accused of masterminding the Lockerbie bombing
Having won the heart of the worlds most eligible bachelor, Amal Alamuddin is getting used to being the centre of attention.
But George Clooneys fiancée has also hit the spotlight for a very different reason defending a suspected Libyan war criminal accused of masterminding the Lockerbie bombing.
It has been just a week since her engagement to the Hollywood heart-throb was revealed but it is already clear that the high-flying barrister is not about to let her career take a back seat.
The international human rights lawyer is representing Abdullah al-Senussi, Colonel Gaddafis former right-hand man, who is accused of numerous atrocities against his people.
She is helping the 64-year-old appeal against the decision to allow his trial to take place in Libya, where he could face the death penalty.
Beirut-born, Oxford University-educated Miss Alamuddin, 36, previously represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his fight against extradition to Sweden on sex assault charges.
She was also a legal adviser to Bahrains king, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, who has been accused by human rights groups of systematic torture and repression.
al-Senussi was convicted in absentia by a French court for the 1989 bombing of a French airliner. In Libya he is accused of overseeing a prison massacre of 1,200 inmates as well as torture and hangings. He was charged along with Gaddafis playboy son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, with war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
Under United Nations rules, the Hague court was due to hear the case unless Libya could prove that it was capable of overseeing it.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin is set to represent Gaddafi's spy chief who supervised torture and hangings in Libya and is wanted for questioning over Lockerbie bombing
I guess she was the only one willing to be Georges beard.
Lots of pictures of here here -
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Lawyers don’t have to share their clients’ views. There isn’t enough information to tar her with the same brush.
She is a piece of work defending this killer.
No wonder George Clooney likes her.
Yes she is only a “beard”.
I wonder if this is a marriage for political gain/purposes. Sounds like a sham in my opinion.
Isn’t he cool marrying a Mohammedan
They seem to be the perfect match of grandstanding self-promoters. Allahu Akbar!
Best attorney money can buy. As they say, 'we've already established what you are; now we're haggling over the price'.
I was told in California that he was always gay...never was hetero
“he was always gay”
I didn’t (and don’t) know that for a fact, but if he isn’t a rump-wrangler—well, I’m a blue-eyed baboon.
Amanda Blake liked gay guys.
It's good to know there is a here here.
I'm certain Hillary said there is no there there. So at least we're covered. Ya know?
Isn’t that just a model who looks like her?
Oh I see....she is into “human rights” for terrorists.
No wonder Clooney likes her.
Well, ego May or may not be heterosexual, but like his beard!