Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafiwas a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He was the de facto leader of Libya 1969 to 2011, first as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the “Brotherly leader” of the Great socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (GSPLAJ) from 1977 to 2011. Initially ideologically committed to Arab Nationalism and Arab Socialism he later ruled according to his own, more African-centered Third international theory.
In 2009, Gaddafi asked the UN to dissolve Switzerland, accusing it of being a world mafia and not a state.
He became mad at them, after his son and his son’s wife were detained for beating two servants in Switzerland in 2008.
He withdrew $5 billion from Libya’s Swiss accounts. Gaddafi recommended that in quote, “Switzerland’s Italian-speaking part should be returned to Italy, the German-speaking part to Germany and the French-speaking part to France”.
He accused Switzerland of money laundering, assassinations and terrorism. Libya withdrew all its investments from Switzerland, and arrested 2 Swiss Businessmen for visa irregularities.
Switzerland’s President Merz apologized for the arrest of Gaddafi’s son, Hannibal in 2009.
He shut down the operations of Swiss companies, Nestle and ABB in Libya.