Gaddafi’s Revenge – 695 days of fear
On July 15, 2008 four police officers in plain clothes enter the hotel Président Wilson in Geneva after being summoned by two members of staff of Hannibal al-Gaddafi, son of the Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, and his wife Aline Skaf. They accuse their employers of mistreating and threatening them. The officers try to convince Gaddafi’s son and his wife to accompany them discretely to the police station for further questioning. But Hannibal refuses to follow, a brawl ensues, Hannibal Gaddafi is handcuffed and arrested. The pictures taken on site are leaked to the “Tribune de Genève” to be published the next day. Hannibal’s father immediately threatens Switzerland with serious sanctions for the “infamous and offensive treatment of his son”.
Four days later Swiss businessman Max Göldi, an ABB manager, is arrested for the allegedly violating immigration laws. Little does he know that he was deliberately chosen as human pawn in this diplomatic crisis.
Max Göldi’s book about his 695 days long imprisonment as hostage, which he spent in various jails and in exile in the Swiss embassy in Tripolis, serves as the template for this explosivepolitical thriller about the Libya Affair, which has been widely circulated all over Europe.
political thriller, mini-series
Gaddafis Rache by Max Göldi, Wörterseh Verlag GmbH
Andreas Kanonenberg and Olaf Kraemer
Susann Henggeler and Hans Syz