Omar Shegewi

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Execution of Omar Shegewi
(Hun, Libya - 1928)

Omar Shegewi or Sheghewi (Arabic: عمر الشغيوي‎) (unknown-1928) was a Libyan resistance leader who fought against Italian colonization. Shegewi came from the town of Hun in central Libya. He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging by the Italian forces led by Rodolfo Graziani after 'The Battle of Afia'.[1] He was married to Zuhra Ramdan Agha Al-Awji (Arabic: زهرة رمضان آغا العوجي‎) and had three children: Mohammed Shegewi, Hassan Shegewi and Idris Shegewi.

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  1. ^ "Libyan National Democrats".