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Local human rights organization uncovers torture cases in Benghazi’s Al-Kwifiya Prison

Human Rights Solidarity, a local human rights watch, has revealed that prisoners in Al-Kwifiya prison, which is run by renegade General Khalifa Hafter’s forces in Benghazi, are subjected to daily torture by electric shocks and beating to force them to confess guilty for crimes they have not committed.

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Picking up the pieces: Libya envoy faces tough job

Martin Kobler, the new UN special envoy for Libya, has his work cut out. The 62-year-old seasoned German diplomat began his new job on Tuesday after his predecessor departed under something of a cloud, leaving Kobler to pick up the pieces of the UN peace plan.

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Warring factions in Libya show little regard for civilian life, says UN, reporting ‘gross’ rights abuses

Libya continues to be embroiled in political strife and deadly violence – with all parties committing possible war crimes amid multiple armed conflicts affecting several regions and contributing to a general breakdown of law and order, according to a new United Nations human rights report released today.

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IS attacks Brega “in revenge” for Derna losses: report

Islamic State (IS) fighters launched a surprise attack on a Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) at Brega early this morning, reportedly killing three members. According to a PFG official, the attack on its Brigade No. 152 took place south of Brega. He could give no further details other than that a …

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