Abdulrazag Elaradi is a Libyan writer and researcher who got involved in politics early on during the reign of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. He joined the ranks of the Libyan opposition abroad during his stay in the United States. After his return to Libya in 1988, he continued his opposition work and writing within the narrow margin permitted at the time. Following a campaign of arrests launched by the Gaddafi regime, he left to Canada in 1998, returning in 2004. He was one of the first activists in the February 2011 revolution in Tripoli and joined the interim National Transitional Council as a representative of the capital. After the council handed power to the General National Congress in 2012, he went back to writing and research.