The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) condemned the extrajudicial killings and kidnappings in the city of Benghazi and the continued inaction by those in power.
After languishing in Libyan prisons, the crews of two Italian fishing boats seized by the Libyan coast guard in September were released just before Christmas. Back home, they tell DW’s Jacopo Lentini of their ordeal.
The release of the Sicilian fishermen in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi has taken place in exchange for restoring relations with the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, the Italian foreign minister announced yesterday.
From her home in Benghazi, Khadija proudly shows her son Alaa’s red football shirt, holding it with both hands. Then she stands up, and heads towards his bedroom.
Libya’s internationally recognized parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR), based in Benghazi, is to prepare an alternative political roadmap to that being worked on by the UNSMIL-brokered Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said yesterday that the Italian fishermen arrested by eastern Libyan patrol boats had been released.
Forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar have released a Turkish cargo ship they seized off the coast of Libya earlier this week, a senior Turkish official said on Thursday.
Defence Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Salah Al-Din Al-Namroush told Italy to seek French mediation to release its fishermen held captive by the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar, news sites reported yesterday.
Caught in Haftar’s nets: Libyan warlord’s detention of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm with Rome
The Sicilian fishermen of Mazara del Vallo are experts in catching red shrimp, one of the most highly prized crustaceans in the Mediterranean Sea.
A well-known lawyer and human rights activist was gunned down in Benghazi, Libya, on 10 November. Hanan Al-Barassi, known as the “Granny of Burqa”, was murdered at around 2pm in one of the city’s busiest streets. According to Benghazi’s security directorate, a group of “unidentified masked men” first tried to …