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Abuzed Omar Dorda

Abuzed Omar Dorda (Arabic: أبو زيد عمر دوردة‎) (born 4 April 1944) was General Secretary of the People's Committee (Prime Minister) of Libya from 7 October 1990 to 29 January 1994, and as Libya's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1997 to 2003.

Abuzed Dorda
أبو زيد عمر دوردة
Prime Minister of Libya
In office
7 October 1990 – 29 January 1994
Preceded byUmar Mustafa al-Muntasir
Succeeded byAbdul Majid al-Qa′ud
Personal details
Born (1944-04-04) 4 April 1944 (age 75)
Rhebat, British Military Administration of Tripolitania (now Libya)


Dorda entered politics as Governor of Misrata District in 1970, serving in that capacity until 1972. Next, he served as Minister of Information and Culture until 1974, and as Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, until 1976. In 1990, he became Prime Minister and in 1997 he became Libya's Permanent Representative at the UN.

On 12 April 2009, it was reported that Dorda had been appointed to head the Mukhabarat el-Jamahiriya (national intelligence agency), replacing Moussa Koussa.[1]

On 31 March 2011 it was reported that he had been in Tunisia, awaiting a flight out of there, in an attempt to defect Gaddafi's government,[2] and on the background of the Libyan civil war. He was a part of Gaddafi's inner circle.[3] He was arrested by NTC forces on 11 September 2011.

He was released in February 2019 for health reasons and immediately left for Tunisia.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Libyan ex-PM named new spy chief". IOL. Agence France-Presse. 12 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Libyan Dictator Gaddafi Secretly Negotiates with UK Report". Novinite. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Inside Gaddafi's inner circle". Al Jazeera. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Former Ghaddafi official freed in Libya for 'health reasons'". Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  5. ^ "Libya: Protesters demand release of Gaddafi-era spy chief Senussi". Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  • Elster, Robert (2006). The International Who's Who. Routledge. p. 519. ISBN 1-85743-307-6.