His daily appearances in front of the world’s media have made Moussa Ibrahim a familiar face.
Col Gaddafi’s information minister spent 15 years in the UK, but how much do we really know about him? With his smooth, confident demeanour, crisp dress sense and impeccable English, he is the face that the beleaguered leadership in Tripoli wants to show the world.
Like Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf – the Iraqi information minister during the 2003 invasion, nicknamed Comical Ali for his lurid and improbable claims – Moussa Ibrahim has become familiar to millions as the mouthpiece for a regime under fire.
But Ibrahim is no figure of fun, as shown by his icy attempts to discredit a Libyan woman who told foreign journalists she had been raped by members of a government militia.
His laconic, quietly fo…