Libyan government bans unlicensed satellite phones

Libya`s civil war has been deadlocked for months despite NATO`s airstrikes to protect civilians.

Updated: Aug 12, 2011, 17:45 PM IST

Benghazi: The Libyan government says any citizen caught using an unlicensed satellite phone will be charged as a spy for NATO.

Libya`s news agency, JANA, reported on Friday that those carrying a satellite phone without a permit could be sentenced to death as punishment for treason.

Many Libyans have been using satellite phones to communicate with one another after the government cut off mobile phone communications when the civil war started in February.
Libya`s six-month-old civil war has been deadlocked for months despite NATO`s airstrikes to protect civilians.

Bureau Report