A raid by Libyan security forces on Tajoura prison uncovered a number of illegally-detained inmates, including women, Libya Herald reported on Thursday (September 26th).
The defence ministry unit also reportedly found evidence of torture among prisoners held at the facility near Tripoli.
Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concerns over the slow progress in transferring prisoners from the hands of militias to authorities.
Thousands of detainees in Libya “continue to be held by armed brigades not affiliated with the state in any form”, Ban said on September 5th.
“The continuing ill-treatment and torture in non-state-run detention facilities is unacceptable,” the UN chief added.
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