September 17th, 2011
08:26 PM ET

Gadhafi's "mystery" daughter

By Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty on assignment in Tripoli, Libya

Where is Hanna Gadhafi, adopted daughter of Col. Moammar Gadhafi?

Did she really die 25 years ago? Or did a "second" adopted Hanna grow up to become a doctor? Could she, right now, be hiding out with her father as his regime crumbles around him?

The Libyan capital is filled with rumors. "They said she might be alive, or he sent her abroad," a young woman in Tripoli tells us, "or maybe she's here."

If that sounds confusing - it is.

The mystery of Hanna Gadhafi begins in 1986 in the rubble of Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli, Bab al-Aziziya.

The massive headquarters had been hit by U.S. bombs on the order of President Ronald Reagan. Two of Gadhafi's sons were injured and, the Libyan leader claimed, his 1-year-old adopted daughter, Hanna, was killed.

After the raid a doctor said there was no question: Little Hanna was dead. She had severe fractures, she was in shock, he claimed, and she expired before a surgeon could reach her.

Gadhafi later said he adopted another little girl and also called her Hanna in honor of his daughter who had died. Over the years, as this "second" Hanna grew up, the colonel appeared in public with her. There are pictures on the Internet, including one of her at her sister Aisha's wedding.

The "second" Hanna became a doctor, working at the Central Hospital of Tripoli, just a short drive from the compound. At the hospital, CNN obtained documents showing that a doctor named Hanna Gadhafi was on staff.

Dr. Hatem Yousef said he worked with her. She was very professional, he said, but her private life was a closed book. "We did talk to her, but I mean, her personal life and so on - that was not up for discussion. She is who she is. "

A CNN crew was allowed to shoot pictures of her office and other areas of the hospital. While the rest of the doctors had to make do with old, ripped furniture in their lounge, Hanna had her own well-decorated office with cream-colored leather sofas and chairs, a leather desk set and even an espresso machine.

On the desk: Three phones: One external line, one internal line and a direct line to the Gadhafi compound.

Staff at the hospital told us that last month, on the day the rebels took over Tripoli, Hanna stayed on the job. Her bodyguards insisted that she leave and, at the last minute, she fled with them but where she went is still unknown. Some Libyans believe she could be with her father, hiding out wherever he might be.

When the rebels entered Gadhafi's compound they found the family's medical records, including Hanna's. But - which Hanna?

The theories are worthy of an Agatha Christie thriller.

Aisha Nozuf, a medical student in Tripoli, thinks the first Hanna never was killed. "Of course she didn't die," she said. "All the media outlets are writing that she is alive."

Other Libyans are skeptical too. Businessman Tawfeeq Zintani said, "I think it's just another propaganda of a dictator who lived to lie to his people."

Why would he lie?

Abou-Baker, a Libyan who lives in Canada, said, "To make people feel sorry for him and to keep them fighting and killing each other."

Still others believe Gadhafi really did adopt another daughter after the "first" Hanna died.

Then there are those, like the vice director of the hospital, who have a more elaborate theory: Hanna, whether it was the "first" or "second," was not adopted. She was the biological daughter of the dictator - by a woman other than his wife.
"The texture, you know, the face. They're - it's like Gadhafi," Dr. Isam Bin Massoud said. "It's her blood. It's his blood. That's what we know, that's what we think. The real truth - we don't know really."

Neither, it seems, does anyone else in Libya.


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  10. mmkay

    Forget this girl; WHERE IS WALDO? His parents must be sick with grief.

    September 20, 2011 at 10:15 am | Reply
  11. Jason

    Well, for ppl who dont believe in 1986 pics, i believe they are suffering from selective amnesia...
    When pics of Osama are shown as dead (ooo wait, we weren't even shown the pics), we immediately believe that, but not in this case ...
    Oh dear, what sort of ppl do we have on this planet !!!

    September 20, 2011 at 6:55 am | Reply
  12. salman

    what? this man is crazier than i thought. wait no, i always knew he was this crazy.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:01 am | Reply
  13. mkey

    I recall back in 1986 at the time of the bombing that a picture of the child's body was in the press, and she looked pretty dead to me! Go through your media archives CNN

    September 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      Yeah, cuz da picturez makez it real! Seriously, you didn't think for even a second that they could come up with a body and say it was her when it may not have been?

      September 19, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Reply
  14. Ajay

    Sad CNN, even you admit she was working professionaly as a Doctor, and was serving till the day her bodyguards would let her.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:58 am | Reply
  15. Frank

    She is not real and they will never find her!

    September 19, 2011 at 8:47 am | Reply
  16. HR


    September 19, 2011 at 8:09 am | Reply
    • Jim

      My thoughts exactly, HR

      September 19, 2011 at 8:18 am | Reply
  17. Bussel

    Soon dat osama brother wil be caught dead or alive...but ntc shuld increase d bounty bcoz we ar talkin abut a big terrorist here sucesor 2 osama bin ladn!

    September 19, 2011 at 7:33 am | Reply
  18. adegbola adebayo

    To hell with gadaf and his children but I believe justice will prevail

    September 19, 2011 at 7:08 am | Reply
  19. Michael Dim

    Of what relevance is this piece of news to the consuming public? Are there no newsworthy events in the world as it is?CNN please don’t be like this!

    September 19, 2011 at 6:17 am | Reply
    • Stu

      I think it is very relevant. It offers up many pieces of information that are important.

      1) Gadahfi lied about his adoptive daughter being killed by an American strike on his compound. This lie provided him with much need sympathies, that this suggests were completely contrived.
      2) Gadhafi was trying to bolster his standing amongst his countrymen by adopting and raising an (orphaned?) baby girl, when in fact, he was only making it official that everyone accept his illigetimate child as a legitimate adopted dhild.
      3) We see another example of how his family was treated to exhorbatent surroundings while the rest of the country lived short of basic needs.

      I am sure other reasons could be added to this list, but these are just a few reasons why I think a story such as this is relavent to understanding that this despot ruled a country for the sole purpose of increasing his own and his family's riches at the expense of his countrymen and, hence, it was justified that his countrymen rose up to oust him.

      September 19, 2011 at 9:07 am | Reply
      • Maurice

        He ruled his country for the sole purpose of increasing his and his family's fortune? Are you talking about Gahdaffi there, or some US president or senator or congressman? They are ALL the same, no matter what kind of -ism or -ocracy they rule over. They are in it for themselves, NEVER for the "people".

        September 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  20. Michael Dim

    Of what relevance is this piece of news to the consuming public? Are there no newsworthy events in the world as it is?CNN please don't be like this!

    September 19, 2011 at 6:16 am | Reply
  21. gbenga fase

    I pray his whole familly Я killed including Him,for his wickedness to humanity

    September 19, 2011 at 4:08 am | Reply
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      May 21, 2012 at 12:22 am | Reply
  22. Anonomous

    Leaders of victoryous countrys never are accused until the country is defeated and lose their power.

    September 19, 2011 at 3:06 am | Reply
  23. Anonomous

    Reagan was President of the country that has not been taken over by its enemy since its enemy. He had countrys plitical approval and power when he acted. Hitler was never arrested but his cohearts have been because Germany lost the war. Hitler commited suicide before he was captured. Mosaleni was not so fortunate. THE LEADERS OF DEFEATED COUNTRIES AlWAYS THE LOSERS. CASTRO IS NOT PRESIDENT OF DEFEATED COUNTRY, NOR RUSSIA OR OTHER COMMUNIST COUNTRIES LEADERS WHO COMMITED HUMANATORIAN CRIMES AGAINST ITS PEACEUL INNOCENT DEMOCRATIC SEEKING CITIZENS!

    September 19, 2011 at 2:52 am | Reply
  24. F L Schmild.

    Why wasn't Reagan ever indicted for wr crimes?

    September 19, 2011 at 2:15 am | Reply
    • Tim Hawks

      Reagan was not indicted for war crimes because he did nothing wrong. He bombed Libya in response to Libya's attack on a night club in Berlin that was frequented by many US service members. Also the targets that he bombed in Libya were considered legitimate military targets quite unlike a night club in Germany.

      September 19, 2011 at 6:24 am | Reply
      • Mocking Hypocrites

        So, the night club with US soldiers is NOT legitimate target, but compounds IS fully legitimate? Because there are libyans inside, and libyans are not so equal?

        The truth is that there is ZERO difference between US bombing Hanna together with other Libyan civils and Lockerbie act. By your logic, world should have allowed Iran to nuke US after Flight 655 was shot down by blood-hungry USAF.

        September 19, 2011 at 8:30 am |
      • Brian from Chicago

        Mock Hyp, I think the difference is the expectation of civilian casualties. We care about that sort of thing.

        September 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
    • usaf

      it was the us navy actually

      September 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  25. Anonomous

    A SIMILAR EVENT BEING PLAYED OUT IN ANOTHER COUBTRY. The son of a President of was suposedly killed an a relative was made his replacement. The presidents wife allegededly arranged thru the Presidents cousin to have an ex political prisoner killed as he walked off the planes ramp on his return back to his native country. The dead ex political prisoners wife ran for president, lost, but later became president by people power overthrow of the president whose family was given sanction in a friendly country. The x ousted president died, his wife allowed back to country and became congress woman. in this last election, The son of assasinated x political prisoner and his widowed wife who became president ran for and became president. The alleged replaced son of the original president who was put in exile became senator. His mother who ordered the present president father killed is still in congress. Now the replaced son wants to run for presdent to be like his father(president). PUT PUZZLE TOGETHER TOGETHER!

    September 19, 2011 at 2:01 am | Reply
    • Teacher

      Please go back to school. Your post did not make any sense.

      September 19, 2011 at 8:00 am | Reply
    • sirajfidai

      This is the Philippines that you are talking about – the Marcos and the Aquinos (hope got my spellings right)

      September 19, 2011 at 11:16 am | Reply
      • Brian from Chicago

        Thank you. I wonder why he couldn't have just said so.

        September 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  26. margaret mcclain

    Who cares everyone mind there bussiness

    September 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Reply
    • alumette


      September 19, 2011 at 2:45 am | Reply
      • Brian from Chicago


        September 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  27. F L Schmild.

    Quit harrassing these people. You're just creating more problems.
    The results of it are terrible.

    September 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Reply
  28. Rebecca Miller

    Gadhafi obviously wanted the world to think that his baby daughter, Hanna, had been killed by U.S. forces, when she had, in fact, survived. Doesn't take a 'political expert' to figure that one out...There are so many 'theories', but this is the only one that makes any sense @ all.......

    September 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Reply
  29. Greg Gilbert

    I too head about this rumor and it was about 6 months ago on the CNN forums, where someone said they went to school with her in Germany. Who says you can't learn nothing on the CNN forums.

    September 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • Tom

      Gadaffy had so many kids, he didn't know what to do..

      September 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  30. abel

    We don't really know what truly ignited, provoked and drove the uprising in Libya but whenever you have England and France jointly interested, and then add the US to it, you know its really about business. In this, and all others in that part of the world, its about today's main natural resource, oil! That being said, principles, such as freedom, democracy, are not important, but for window dressing. The real deal is the course to be taken until we get a "friendly" decision-maker in Libya to guarantee that the good oil keeps coming and, very importantly, getting it pumped, processed, shipped and sold by our companies. Different names, same deal!

    September 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Reply
    • Tom

      Lack of adequate purposefully direct forigen policy with the middle east led to this. Do not misunderstand what is happening to mean anything less than that. This is not just letting the middle east slip through your fingers, this is incompetence.

      September 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Reply
    • Susan Thompson

      What an utter and complete imbecile. "We don't know..."? Good God, how stupid can some people be.... Try "it's because the Libyans had their first chance to throw out a murderous thug dictator in 4 decades", you stupid, stupid, stupid fool.

      September 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Reply
      • Mocking Hypocrites

        Which Libyans?

        Those? [youtube

        Or those?

        Or your friends from Al-Qaeda?

        September 19, 2011 at 5:38 am |
      • Mocking Hypocrites

        Which Libyans?


        Or those?

        Or your friends from Al-Qaeda?

        September 19, 2011 at 5:40 am |
    • Brian from Chicago

      Since you don't know, nobody else does either?

      September 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  31. moshe aron kestenbaum williamsburg ODA

    Gadhafi lubricated girls left and right it is estimated that he has over 500 children,this maniac crazy ruthless dictator murderer was able to rule for over 40 years the libyan people are just very unlucky hopefully now the situation will change

    September 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Reply
    • Brian from Chicago

      "lubricated"? Now I've got an image in my head, and I can't shake it.

      September 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Reply
  32. Celine

    I coudln't care less about his daughter but I sure like his sons 🙂

    September 18, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  33. manda.a.777

    WTF? Insecurity? I remember my mother asking my 1 year old nephew whether he loved her moment after he said to her that he was not her fiend anymore because she didn't give hm something he was trying to grab All this conversation was happening as he sat sat on he lap US media is so stupid to stretch this playful nature of Ghadafi as insecurity.

    September 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  34. The POPE

    Espresso machine in the Office ? wow , what A luxury ? this machine costs $30 , what a criminal doctor !

    September 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Reply
    • Krys

      The first part of the sentence clearly states that there was a difference between the other doctors' offices and Hanna's.

      September 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  35. BK

    ORLY, Hanna wasn't killed in the air strike and Gaddafi didn't create shrine in her room in memory of her:

    It's funny to see how CNN is trying to spin story about Hanna avoiding pointing out US part in both the previous and ongoing aggressions.
    Oh yeah, blame Qadhafi his daugher wasn't killed in that strike, how dare she... -.-

    IUnfortunately, lots of people were killed by American "democratic" bombs in 1986 and many more are being killed right now. Hanna included.

    P.S. And it's not "Hanna died", it's "Hanna was killed". Pathetic hypocrite CNN.

    September 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Reply
    • Mr Brreezy

      Oh yeah, because Gadhafi should have just retained his complete legitimate power. Who cares if he killed his own people?

      September 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Reply
      • BK

        So it's OK to kill Talibanis in Afganistan even if US is doing this on other side of planet, but it's fobidden to do the same to Al-Qaeda and Senusiya to protect your own country and your own people? Is it forbidden because those terrorists are sponsored by Saudis, you closest friends in ME? American people make me sick with their double standards. Ah, I see, Kadaffi first had to blow up the center of Tripoli for "world community" to grant him "legitimate right" to fight back LFIG terrorists, right -.-

        September 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
      • Brian from Chicago

        BK – most of us are less concerned with who's doing the killing and more concerned with who's doing the dying.

        September 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  36. Mel Gipsonowitz

    She was sighted in a Cadillac in New Jersey with Jimmy Hoffa, Osama BL, and Elvis

    September 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  37. Christopher

    Personally, I believe she did die in the bombing and this is an attempt by the CIA at the old 'rewrite of history' that they try in order to make the U.S. look better in the eyes of the world.
    Seriously, how many people could support a country that would kill a child for ANY reason unless they were totally moral-less and twisted like a bendy straw.

    September 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Reply
    • Hoofleau

      Unfortunately, killing children is a crime that every nation on this earth is guilty of in times of war. Name one country that is not guilty, I dare you.

      September 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Reply
      • CaptainSoul

        Sweden, Switzerland, at least in the last 200 or so years.

        September 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
      • Angela Birch

        Actually Sweden has a pretty good recent record. Switzerland not so much, sent escaping jews back into te hands ofthe Germans in WW2 where they were murdered.

        September 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
      • Brian from Chicago

        The "last 200 years" was an important caveat. A few millenia ago they were worse than the Vikings.

        September 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  38. neil


    September 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  39. Mary

    Where is she? Just check the camel pens she'll be in one of those having a good time, just like her mother does.

    September 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  40. iF#

    Please Cnn,why murder of Nanny charged to ICC,than this Innocent Dr!!!.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Reply
    • billy

      Who cares, there are more important things to report other then propagandize everything cnn

      September 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  41. scndnv

    I love the tech fingerprints, passport, globe, small type banner. It's not gay, at all.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  42. Robin Bray

    She is with Palin also getting a polka dot pedicure.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Reply
  43. PokemonsDieFirst

    People still trust CNN? it's a big troll newspaper!

    September 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Reply
    • scndnv

      Isn't it owned by the guy who runs TMZ?

      September 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  44. Himself

    Who ever heard about the story of Hanna being a daughter of former president J.J Rawlings of Ghana.

    September 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Reply
    • Jbailey

      well i will say that in like 1986 or 87 Gadhafi did Come to Ghana and i remember he brought like 1000 troops with him. But i doubt that its true , I have really good inside info in the JJ.

      September 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Reply
  45. ss

    Libya: Sirte Inside, Cruel NATO war crimes

    September 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  46. ss

    Americans protests in New York, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle (day of rage)

    September 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  47. ss

    Evil NATO Bombs residential blocks killing 100s of civiliansin Sirte 17.09.11, NATO crimes In Libya

    September 18, 2011 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • tokyo joe

      thanks for the truth

      September 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Reply
  48. doak

    with all of his money/resources will he ever be found?

    September 18, 2011 at 11:48 am | Reply
  49. ILoveWeed

    ha agreed. Africa you suc. Go tend to some hippo's or sumthin lmfao

    September 18, 2011 at 11:38 am | Reply
  50. NewGauge

    Africa u suc..and you cant spell or talk proper English..why shoulld anyone here take anything you say have no credibility..keeep ur trap shut n worry about Africa you moron

    September 18, 2011 at 11:35 am | Reply
    • waitamin8

      Don't be a hypocrite! Take a closer look at you own spelling and language!

      September 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  51. terrell m

    i have a better story for cnn. where is ilene gadhafi??

    September 18, 2011 at 11:31 am | Reply
  52. Bukoo

    So now (BPM) David Cameron, Sarkozy and their cronies are rubbing there hand together in anticipation of getting Libya's oil and gold. Wait until you see what God has in store for them after they steal it. It's going to be an ugly sight. They don't realize that for every wrong thing they do they will have to pay big time in some way. Greed will bring these nations down and bring them to war like they've never seen before. It's just a matter when and not if now.

    September 18, 2011 at 11:27 am | Reply
    • Blazinator

      Blah blah blah. Keep puffing that pipe, Che. Oil companies had plenty of lucrative contracts with Libya before this war, I don't see how plunging the place into chaos serves them any better.

      September 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  53. James

    What does this have to do with the price of tea in Libya? Is this story really worthy of a foreign war correspondents time???

    September 18, 2011 at 10:26 am | Reply
  54. Jenna

    Where is waldo? Where is Hanna?
    That gives me an idea.

    September 18, 2011 at 8:05 am | Reply
  55. africa

    Am sick and tired of o this libya story. O world leaders r the same, dictators o not. There is an out cry for libya to be free. But will it be trully free?? All I see is years of pain and suffering to come. Africa has had enough, we have suffered enough both at the hands our leaders and those who claim to help us. They all want power and will do waht ever it takes to get it.God help us all.

    September 18, 2011 at 6:53 am | Reply
    • madcow11

      If you are sick and tired of it, Africa, I have a suggestion: Don't read it. Why should the rest of us care that you don't like it?

      September 18, 2011 at 8:22 am | Reply
    • Rebecca Miller

      God can help you, but you need to help yourself....If things are as bad in Africa as you say they are & as is reported in the international media...then DO SOMETHING about it! Are you willing to let your life be dictated by someone else's rule? Are you willing to have no basic civil rights? Stand up & do something or keep silent.....You make your own destiny.....

      September 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Reply
  56. Johan S

    Where is Aline Gadhafi??????????1?1?1?1?1?1?

    That B*TCH tortured her maid .. she must face justice .. CNN why don't you ask where she is and what steps are being taken to prosecute her!

    September 18, 2011 at 6:50 am | Reply
    • typeav

      she didn't torture nobody, who will torture the maid ? It was just a set up like CNN does, so dont believe everything you read or make you see in the way they want you to see

      September 18, 2011 at 7:56 am | Reply
      • Al

        I trust CNN's reporting more than I do yours. So... shush your face.

        September 18, 2011 at 8:15 am |
      • madcow11

        What you say is nonsense, typeev, and you know it.

        September 18, 2011 at 8:16 am |
      • Rebecca Miller

        @typeav, There is ample photographic & physical evidence proving her claims are real....To believe otherwise says alot about you.....Facts are the basis for the, sir, are living in a warped dreamworld that basis nothing on fact ....

        September 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
      • Rebecca Miller

        Apologies for error....'basis' s/b 'bases'

        September 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  57. Navaid

    Casting doubts, trying so hard to prove that she wasnt killed is an admission of guilt and the fact that it was the wrong thing to do.

    September 18, 2011 at 6:40 am | Reply
    • candy 23

      How true of this statement US should not go to other countries and get into their business In the US the governor wont even help the people that lost homes in the floods now that is news

      September 18, 2011 at 10:01 am | Reply
  58. aleksander

    FUCK the cnn And nothing is over til is over! This morons will get what they looking there. They should get to this rats one by one!

    September 18, 2011 at 6:37 am | Reply
    • madcow11

      Thank you CNN for publishing this interesting story. Please ignore ignorant comments like alexsander's.

      September 18, 2011 at 8:21 am | Reply
      • Rebecca Miller

        Amen to that.....

        September 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  59. Tracie

    Who cares? Why is this news?

    September 18, 2011 at 5:44 am | Reply
  60. Tracie

    Who cares? Why is the news?

    September 18, 2011 at 5:43 am | Reply
    • john

      Why would it not be news? For the past 25 years that event that happened in 1986 helped shaped Lybia's international interactions and a cry of "western barbarianism", but it was shown to all be a fraud. Dictators need their lies to survive.

      September 18, 2011 at 6:11 am | Reply
      • BK

        What has been shown to all be a fraud is ongoing intervention in Libya. Bombing civilians in hotels, universities and hospitals to bring to power either local branch of Al-Qaeda or tribal warfare a la Somalia... And doing all of this under cover of "prevent deaths" motto, lol... with western kind of thinking, humanity is lost

        September 18, 2011 at 6:36 am |
      • madcow11

        Our help to the Libyan people was the right thing to do and it was handled in the right way, BK. It was nice to be on the right side of human rights rather than continue to support a dictator just to maintain stability in the region.

        September 18, 2011 at 8:19 am |
    • Michael

      I agree, who cares?

      September 18, 2011 at 9:09 am | Reply
  61. George Paki Kowi

    Hanna can go to hell with her father

    September 18, 2011 at 5:25 am | Reply
    • aleksander

      go to hell with your family too, SCUMBAG! And i wish evrybody a painfull death like you desrve!

      September 18, 2011 at 6:34 am | Reply
      • madcow11

        Poor aleksander would prefer that we support tyrants in the world. Which tyrant's payroll are you on aleksander?

        September 18, 2011 at 8:24 am |
      • Rebecca Miller

        What a nice guy, alek. Your 'moral outrage' is pitiful. To wish others that don't agree w/ you to 'go to hell with your family too, SCUMBAG! And i wish evrybody a painfull death like you desrve!' makes you just a much a terrorist as Gadhafi himself.....are you related to Bukoo? Full of 'bluster' & terroristic ideology? You have not one ounce of 'common sense'......You are a vicious animal w/ animal instincts & not any human instincts.

        September 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
    • Navaid

      Her father, maybe..her-she was 15 months old ???? an innocent, helpless child.

      September 18, 2011 at 6:42 am | Reply
      • Pat

        Innocent of what?

        September 18, 2011 at 7:39 am |
      • Kita Marie


        September 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
  62. pedro

    What's so special about this Hanna? Is her life more precious than thousands that lost their lives in ongoin crises in libya?

    September 18, 2011 at 5:20 am | Reply
    • madcow11

      Nobody said that, pedro.

      September 18, 2011 at 8:25 am | Reply
      • Kita Marie

        damn u be sittin over wherever u at talken like you know whats u talking about well i gots someething to say to that i LOVE it. damn boy you sure got yo head on straight

        September 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
  63. FedUpwithLA

    Has anyone checked Harrod's in London?

    September 18, 2011 at 4:28 am | Reply
  64. Panties

    I don't care where she is. But, I'm sure that somebody got her "knocked up".

    September 18, 2011 at 3:54 am | Reply
    • Panties

      Does everyone agree with me?

      September 19, 2011 at 5:37 am | Reply
      • Kita Marie

        no i dont bitch

        September 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
    • Kita Marie

      fucker shut the fuck up anitn nobody care about what u gots to say. good luck searchers im sure you will find her son.God bless

      September 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Reply
      • Kita Marie

        i ment soon

        September 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
  65. NicestGuy25

    Hanna's presence is irrelevant $ has no correlation to the xtra-judicial killing in Lybia.She could't have play a role by influencing a dictator even as daughter. It's only litigation that can justify her faith when Gadhafi faces trial. NicestGuy

    September 18, 2011 at 3:53 am | Reply
  66. NicestGuy25

    Hanna's presence is irrelevant $ has no correlation to the xtra-judicial killing killing in Lybia.She could't have play a role by influencing a dictator even as daughter. It's only litigation that can justify her wen Gadhafi faces trial. NicestGuy

    September 18, 2011 at 3:49 am | Reply
  67. ola thomas. A

    Interesting in all of this on goin Libya crisis,is the forgetfulness of d Western,US govts in what I see here as a blind support in their desire and greed oriented pursuit to rid Libya of Gadhafi. Gadhafi's not d best in d world. What no one can argue is in Africa,you'll be hard press to find four that did more in terms of stability and economic progress in their country. Gadhafi's not Saddam! The danger here is, when Gadhafi's gone Libya will mirror Iraq, even worse. The same ppl that's fighting together now will fight each other because of the vast wealth left behind. Libya has d biggest Oil reserve in the whole of Africa.Hun. Pray I'm wrong and they're right in what I see as a bad decision again here.

    September 18, 2011 at 3:05 am | Reply
  68. Tubde

    Every reasonable human we agree or know that possibility the rebel will kill her is on the high side forgetting that she saves life now;however blood is thicker than water them says if truely she's ghadaffi's daughter.I.e The bush family in america;where a father start war and his son become the president and end the war,

    September 18, 2011 at 2:35 am | Reply
  69. alex

    and if she is the "first" hanna, what does that do? make gaddafi more of a liar? cnn, how about your staff try reporting the news and stop trying to make news.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:29 am | Reply
  70. Reader

    One theory is a young girl infant of maybe a govt employee or military family died in 1986. To honor her, Gaddaffi after her death post mortem named her Gaddaffi and her original name was changed in the records. Also with this theory is that she was adopted post mortem to honor her parents who may have died in the same attack. Then afterwards he adopted a girl and named her Hannah. This theory has been confirmed and numerous people claiming this is the correct story by people present that day. But regardless of the truth, people posting should show common decency. FIrst neither her father nor any Libyan did the German bombing nor the Lockerbie bombing and numerous investigators confirmed this. Paying any fine is how many org,govts, and persons including Michael Jackson get rid of a legal case. Payment is not a confirmation of guilt it is confirmation that you want to get rid of a legal case period. There is no reason for many comments here that saying to kill,hang,punish anyone. The editor should remove those posts and never put them up. You can comment without using bad language or being mean and nasty.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:15 am | Reply
    • sherman

      I agree 100% this is a family matter and not our business. I also appreciated your explanation about the payments. You should have added that later they came for more money for other reasons, but perhaps this is not the forum. I hope we learn to respect others one day.

      September 18, 2011 at 2:33 am | Reply
  71. Chiboyjustice

    Gaddafi supposed 2b hang by world court

    September 18, 2011 at 1:52 am | Reply
  72. Imam

    Wherever Dr. Hanma may be now, I pray ALMIGHTY ALLAH save her nd her likes.

    September 18, 2011 at 1:27 am | Reply
  73. George Paki Kowi

    She can die just like any ordinary Libiyan who suffered and died at the hands of this cruel dictator. Why is the media so interested in this?

    September 18, 2011 at 1:14 am | Reply
    • aleksander

      shot yourself BITCH! You wanna family mamber killed? SCUMBAG!

      September 18, 2011 at 6:39 am | Reply
  74. John

    This article doesn't mention that after the bombings in 86, Gaddafi clearly used hanna as a context to blow up Pan Am Flight. This is why his regime made this up, to justify a horrific terrorist attack.

    September 18, 2011 at 12:47 am | Reply
  75. Amit

    Hanna sounds like someone with good morals. The more I hear about Gaddafi and his family, and the more we hear about the 'rebels', the more I get confused about the about who the good and the bads guys here are. Seems like we don't have a clue and the media is yanking us around.

    September 18, 2011 at 12:19 am | Reply
    • justmesdn

      Feel the same about the whole Libya issue. Thank you Amit for a well said comment.

      September 18, 2011 at 2:10 am | Reply
    • Siva

      If Gaddafi and his sons were bad, it does not make Hanna a bad person, unless she participated in any repression.
      From the article it looks that she wanted to continue working and treating patients even when she was in danger. It is confusing, if she is a good or a bad person, I just feel that being a daughter or related to a person cannot be a reason for guilt as guilt by association is wrong.

      September 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  76. harry

    And we should care about this because......

    September 18, 2011 at 12:18 am | Reply
  77. trina

    When peopel go to heaven, i dont think we get judged on our fathers sin but our own, so who r we to judge her becuse of her fathers wrong doings or anybody for that matter

    September 18, 2011 at 12:02 am | Reply
  78. TruthSpeaks

    CNN shouldnt you mind your own business?

    September 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  79. sherman

    This is not any of our business. This is a family. They are not on MTV or Housewives of Tripoli. She is entitled to privacy.

    September 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • Ladeda

      She isn't the issue.. his lies and using her death to further his agenda is the issue.

      September 18, 2011 at 3:31 am | Reply
      • BK

        The only issue here is agenda and lies of western media, unfortunately

        September 18, 2011 at 6:20 am |
  80. Matthew Jandecka

    Controversy and conspiracy? Someone call Jesse Ventura. He'll get to the bottom of this!

    September 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Reply
    • Panties

      Jesse Ventura is my Main Man.

      September 18, 2011 at 5:58 am | Reply
  81. RIc

    who cares. I hope shes dead with the rest

    September 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Reply
    • ready

      You wish an innocent person death? Wow aren't you an immoral jackass

      September 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  82. hez316

    Looks like the young lady became a doctor and was helping others. If she had a messed up chlldhood, it appears she made lemonade with the lemons.

    September 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  83. Edsr

    Hopefully she is somewhere safe...............she had nothing in depth to do with all of this political nonsense. She is a family member and that is all she is......if the rebels want to execute all the family members I hope the rebels get blasted to high heaven!..

    September 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  84. Serenity

    Whatever the truth is, let's not forget that Hanna–both of them, if there are two–would have been an innocent little girl when the deception occurred, if there was any deception.

    September 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Reply
    • Okubit

      e te non saresti gstanrliioa???per la miseria, se vieni confrontato con altri giornalisti famosi quelli ti fanno un baffo sei molto meglio!!!se vuoi rischiare un po la fortuna tenta di cercare un posto di lavoro come scrittore o, ancora meglio, come correttore di articoli giornalistici fanno tanti di quegli errori al giorno d'oggi che i bambini nemmeno possono piu leggere il giornale dato che non imaparano la linuga xD!!!cmq sia fine OT ma questo non solo un FPS questo una rivoluzione!!!il tipo li con gli occhiali da fighetto sta maneggiando armi inimmaginabili con una grafica strepitosa(non giudicate dagli screnshot dato che peggiorano la grafica) e per di piu contro un complotto aGlieno(la G voluta)!!!!

      May 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  85. moshe Aron kestenbaum,williamsbnurg ODA

    Screwed up family screw up people

    September 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Reply
  86. Zenith

    Sad and sick

    September 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Reply

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