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Hisham Matar: Missing father could be dead or alive


The Gaddafi era is over - after four decades of dictatorship Libyans have an opportunity to dismantle his republic of fear.

Stephen Sackur spoke to Hisham Matar, a Libyan novelist whose own father remains one of the disappeared of the Gaddafi regime. He asked him if he believes his father may still be alive.

Watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 25 August 2011 at 0330, 0830, 1530 and 2030 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Thursday 25 August 2011 at 0030 and 0430 BST.

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