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Libya: Two Directors of Libya International Channel Abducted

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) expresses condemnation of the abduction of two journalists, Osama Rashed and Mohamed Al-Saeedi, by unknown gunmen in Libya, dated the 19th of August, 2014. The abduction took place while the two journalists were passing a “Janzour” checkpoint, west of Tripoli.

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Global Peace Index 2014 – Libya ranks 133 out of 162 countries

The GPI ranks the nations of the world according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace. The index measures levels of internal and external conflict, safety of citizens, and levels of militarisation. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country.

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Libya: Libyan Authorities Shut down 2 State-owned Channels that Taken over by Islamists

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) deprecates the closure of Libya Al-Wataniya and Libya Al-Rasmia channels on Tuesday, August 19, following the authorities’ request from the Nilesat to halt transmission of them, as they are being taken over by the Islamists.

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Libya: Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi amounts to war crimes

Amnesty International is calling for all sides to immediately stop the indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi where clashes in recent weeks have evolved into two separate armed conflicts. Such indiscriminate attacks that result in death or injury to civilians amount to war crimes. 

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Why elections won’t save Libya

On June 25, Libyans went to the polls to elect a new 200-seat Council of Deputies that would replace the General National Congress. Three years after Libya’s revolution overthrew Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, the country’s security continues to deteriorate, and its economy has been crippled by endless protests at its oil …

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