Mahmood Suleiman Maghribi
|Prime Minister of Libya|
8 September 1969 - 16 January 1970
|Born||29 November 1935|
Haifa, British Mandate for Palestine
|Died||17 July 2009 (aged 73)|
|Alma mater||George Washington University|
Maghribi, who was born and raised in Haifa before moving to Syria in 1948, was the first prime minister of Libya after the revolution in 1969. He later represented Libya at the United Nations from 1970 before moving to London as Libyan ambassador to the UK. He left the embassy in October 1976, but remained in London working as a legal consultant. He retired to Damascus in 2008.
Maghribi worked within the ministry of education in Qatar while studying Law at Damascus University before gaining his PhD in Petroleum law at George Washington University in the United States. From there he moved to Libya and initiated a strike among the country's petroleum workers in 1967 against foreign exploitation of Libyan resources, for which he was sentenced to four year imprisonment and stripped of his Libyan nationality.
He died on 17 July 2009, survived by his wife, three daughters and a granddaughter.
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