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Farrakhan Attending Conference in Libya

March 18, 1986|Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya — Louis Farrakhan, the American Black Muslim leader, is attending a conference here on revolutionary movements despite a U.S. ban on travel to Libya, the official Jana news agency reported.

Jana quoted Farrakhan as saying that he, "as a Muslim, reserves his right to travel anywhere to stand by the side of Muslims who are fighting to eliminate imperialism and terrorism."

President Reagan barred U.S. citizens from going to Libya as of Feb. 1, saying Libya supported terrorists who attacked the Rome and Vienna airports Dec. 27. Five Americans were among 20 people killed.

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