As we are witnessing the horrifying massacres in Libya committed on the orders of Gaddafi it is interesting to note that as late as 2010 the Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights(!) was bestowed to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey). The first recepient was Nelson Mandela in 1989. From Wikipedia The Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights is an annual prize founded by and named after Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. The Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights was established in 1988 by Muammar al-Gaddafi who initially granted 10 million US$ to the Swiss-based foundation North-South which awards the prize. According to its website, the prize is awarded to one of the "international personalities, bodies or organizations that have distinctively contributed to rendering an outstanding human service and has achieved great actions in defending human rights, protecting the causes of freedom and supporting peace everywhere in the world". The sum of the prize money is US$250,000 (in case of several recipients the prize money is shared). Unaweza kusoma listi ya wengine waliotunukiwa hii zawadi kwenye hii linki hapa: NB: We are definitely living in interesting times!