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Presidential Council marks off defense minister-designate over Brak Al-Shati attack

The UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) issued a statement Friday suspending the defense minister-designate, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, following the attack on Brak Al-Shati base in southern Libya by the Third Force and fighters loyal to the defense ministry.

Amnesty International: Militia abductions in Libya include university professor as latest victim

The continuing rise in abductions at the hands of militias highlights how the absence of the rule of law in Libya is fueling chaos and lawlessness and leaving civilians in the country living in fear, said Amnesty International Monday.

Human Rights Watch denounces enforced disappearances of Libyan activists

A Tripoli-based activist, Jabir Zain, remains missing after being abducted on September 25, 2016, by an armed group linked to the Interior Ministry of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord, Human Rights Watch said today.

Court ruling blocks Libya-Italy MoU on stemming illegal immigration

Tripoli Appeals Court’s administrative division ruled Wednesday to block the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Libya and Italy to fight the growing influx of illegal immigrants and the issue of human trafficking as well as to help Libya secure its southern borders.

European and African militaries to target Libya’s Mediterranean people-smugglers

European and North African nations will step up military operations to target human traffickers in a bid to stymie migration flows, according to a deal reached on Monday.