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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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Libya: Journalist killed for denouncing abuses by armed group

Amnesty International condemns the killing of Muftah Abu Zeid, editor-in-chief of Burniq newspaper, on 26 May in Benghazi. The organization calls on the Libyan authorities to immediately conduct a thorough and independent investigation, and bring those responsible to justice in a fair trial. As violence escalates in Benghazi, the investigation must be …

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Libya’s Unexpected Strength

Libya remains in deep chaos. Various militias are competing for political and economic power, carrying out attacks and otherwise buffeting the fragile government. Work on a new Constitution has only recently started, well over a year later than envisioned in the political blueprint that was drawn up as the civil war …

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