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Libya: Extremists Terrorizing Derna Residents

(Beirut) – Armed militias that control the eastern city of Derna are terrorizing residents through summary executions, public floggings, and other violent abuse. The abuses are taking place in the absence of state authorities and the rule of law. The groups include some that have affiliated with the extremist group …

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Ansar Al-Sharia moves to consolidate power in Derna as locals look to liberation by Libyan army

Following last week’s opening of an Islamic Court in Derna, the Shoura Council of Islamic Youth (SCIY), controlled by Al-Sharia, is now moving to set up a civil administration for the town and area that they now call the Province of Cyrenaica (Wilayah Barca, ولاية برقة), part of the Islamic …

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