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Libya: unfair trial of Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi and others a missed opportunity to establish truth, violates right to life

The ICJ today expressed its serious concerns about the trial, conviction and sentencing to death of Saif al Islam Gadhafi, Abdallah al Senussi, as well as seven officials of the Gadhafi regime by the Tripoli Criminal Court.

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Zintan, Al-Rajban, Al-Zawiya sign ceasefire, Al-Zawiya revolutionaries reject

Zintan and Al-Rajban signed Tuesday a ceasefire agreement with Al-Zawiya to put an end for the ongoing bloodshed and to withdraw fighters back to their cities’ boundaries as well as to stop identity-based arrests and open the blocked roads to guarantee the safety of movement to and fro Tripoli.

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Abushamain slams Leon for Misrata military meeting

Nouri Abu Sahmain, the head of the revived General National Congress, has protested to the UN that UNSMIL boss Bernardino Leon should not have met military leaders in Misrata last night because the general staff in Tripoli had not approved the encounter.

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UN Libya envoy meets with armed groups in support of political agreement

As part of an overall United nations-supported effort on the security track of Libya’s national dialogue, the United Nations envoy for country has met in Misrata with representatives of armed groups, stressing the importance of local ceasefires and reconciliation agreements are welcome developments.

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Peace “breaking out” in western Libya

In the latest in a series of local peace deals in the west of the country, Zintan and Zawia have signed a reconciliation pact and a truce has been agreed between Zuwara on the one side and the nearby towns of Al-Jmail, Rigdalin and Zultan on the other. The Libyan National …

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Transitional Justice in Libya

While rival governments in Libya are locked in civil conflict, commanding most domestic and international attention, trials are moving forward in Tripoli for former high-ranking figures from the regime of Muammar al-Qaddafi. This month, proceedings continued against Saadi al-Qaddafi, and lawyers submitted the final defense for Saif al-Islam al-Qaddafi and …

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Final defence presented in trial of Gaddafi-era senior officials

Gripping the bars of the cage holding 28 defendants in a Tripoli Courtroom on Wednesday, former head of the Libyan external intelligence agency Abuzeid Dorda pulled himself to a standing position. Both his legs were broken in a fall whilst in custody in 2011 and he cannot stand unaided. 

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