Tripoli - Libya's ruling National Transitional Council on Wednesday
criminalised the glorification of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi and his
"Praising or glorifying Muammar Gaddafi, his regime, his
ideas or his sons... is punishable by a prison sentence," said the text
of the law read out to reporters by a judicial official following a
"If those news, rumours or propaganda cause
any damage to the state the penalty will be life in prison," the
official said reading from the text of the new law.
The law also
criminalises spreading rumours or information that could hamper military
activities, spread terror, or weaken the morale of citizens.