Like her brothers, Qaddafi's only daughter Aisha has been a global player. A lawyer, she joined Saddam Hussein's defense team in 2004. When asked by the Telegraph in an interview last October about Hussein's role in killing 300,000 Iraqis and the delight some Iraqis felt in his death, she said, "It is only normal that some people are against you and some are with you. You are bound to meet people who may be against your policies."
According to one WikiLeaks cable, she was designated "the task of monitoring the activities of ne'er-do-wells" in the family, including Saadi and Hannibal. But when it came to Hannibal's stint in Swiss detention, she may have exacerbated the problem, playing "a strong role in urging a hardline Libyan position with respect to the Swiss-Libyan contretemps.... Aisha's less than accurate rendering to her father of the events surrounding Hannibal's arrest and treatment by Swiss authorities helped stoke Muammar al-Qadhafi's anger."
Aisha was appointed as a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations in July 2009, focusing on the issues of HIV/AIDS and violence against women in Libya. She was fired from that position on Feb. 23, following the beginning of the violent crackdown on anti-government protestors.