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Libyan Crimes Watch documents violations against judiciary officials in eastern region

Libyan Crimes Watch said the legal advisor Salah Beltamer was arrested by gunmen in Marj town on Saturday, adding that relatives said the reason of the arrest was Beltamer’s criticism of arbitrary detention of judiciary officials and personnel.

Two civilians killed, others injured in new Haftar’s attack on Tripoli neighborhoods

Two people; one man and one woman, have been killed in fresh rockets’ shelling by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on the densely populated area of Arada in Tripoli, according to the Libyan Health Ministry of the Government of National Accord. 

Libyan front looks bleak for Erdogan

Engaged in two wars simultaneously in Syria and Libya, Turkey appears far from achieving its stated objectives on both fronts. The Syrian battlefield escalated dramatically after the killing of at least 36 Turkish soldiers in Idlib Feb. 27, but Turkey’s retributive strikes on Syrian forces resulted in little change on the …

Another UN envoy to Libya resigns, betrayed by local politicians and international powers

The UN Envoy and head of its Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has resigned after two-and-a-half years in the job. A UN spokesperson confirmed that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received Ghassan Salame’s resignation. Guterres will be “discussing a smooth transition” so as not to lose the momentum that Salame has …

HRW Interview: Libya’s Chaos Explained

Extensive fighting in Libya re-ignited last April, when an armed group based in eastern Libya launched an offensive against Tripoli, a city in the west of around 1.2 million. The fighting has killed hundreds of civilians and wounded thousands, according to the United Nations, and the violence is only growing …