Benzeer urges UK to grant visa to Libyan novelist Ahmed Fagih

Ahmed Fagih
Libyan Novilist Ahmed Fagih (Photo: Internet)

The Secretary General -designate of the Arab-European Center of Human Rights and International Law, Dr. Ramadan Benzeer, has urged the British authorities to grant the Libyan renowned novelist Dr. Ahmed Fagih an entry visa to the UK for medical treatment purposes.

Benzeer’s remarks came in his speech in London marking the Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Dr. Ahmed Fagih has the longest Arabic novel, which contains 12 parts.

Ahmed Fagih was born in Mizda, Libya in 1942, and educated in Libya, Egypt, and Scotland. He finished his Ph.D., in literature at University of Edinburgh in 1982. Since 1965 he has written essays, novels, plays and collections of short stories while holding positions as columnist, diplomat, journalist, and director of an institute of music and drama in Tripoli, Libya.

He founded and chaired many institutions in his country and abroad. Among the posts he occupied is the chairman of Arab Cultural Trust.

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