Qaddafi daughter: Overthrow new Libyan gov't
Aisha Qaddafi, daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, encourages Libyan people gathered at the Bab Al Azizia compound in Tripoli, Libya, April 15, 2011. / AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito
ALGIERS, Algeria - Muammar Qaddafi's daughter urged Libyans on Tuesday to overthrow their new rulers, possibly violating the terms of her exile in Algeria.
In an audio message broadcast on Syria's al-Rai television station, Aisha Qaddafi called for a revolt against the men who overthrew her father, the government she said "arrived with the planes of NATO."
"My father has not left, he is always among us," she said, following the traditional 40-day mourning period after his death. "Don't forget the orders of your father urging you to continue fighting, even if you no longer hear his voice."
Qaddafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was captured with his son Muatassim on Oct. 20 and killed by rebels.Algeria to Qaddafi family: Be quiet or be gone
Qaddafi's daughter gives birth in Algeria
As the Libyan capital of Tripoli fell to rebel forces, Qaddafi's wife Safia, his sons Hannibal and Mohammed, and Aisha entered southern Algeria from the Libyan border.
Aisha's appeal puts her in direct conflict with a promise she and her family members made not to make public statements at the risk of losing their status as humanitarian refugees.
After similar statements in September, Algerian officials warned that she could be expelled.
The Algerian regime had close ties with Qaddafi but has since worked to repair strained relations with Libya's new leaders.
One day after fleeing Libya, Aisha gave birth to a baby girl in Algeria, the Algerian Health Ministry said.
An official with the ministry said that Aisha Qaddafi gave birth but provided no other information, including where that happened.
Algerian news reports had said Aisha's pregnancy was one reason for Algeria's controversial decision to take the family in.
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