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Migration from Libya down but threat of torture, death remains

Despite the European Union and Libya cutting a deal last February to prevent people from making the perilous journey to Europe, over 3,000 migrants and refugees perished at sea in 2017. A year later, Libya holds thousands of migrants captive under terrible conditions while others still die at sea, according to an Oxfam report published …

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Seven years on from 17th February revolution, Libya still losing its journalists: RSF

On the eve of the seventh anniversary of Libya’s 17th February Revolution, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the impunity for violence against journalists in Libya forcing them to flee abroad since 2014. The political and military split between the west and east of Libya has made journalistic independence impossible …

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Libyan human rights group calls UN to conduct thorough investigation into Benghazi bombings

Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) has called on the international community and the United Nations to conduct an independent international thorough investigation into the terrorist bombing that occurred at a mosque in the city of Benghazi on Friday.

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Sharp rise in civilian casualties across Libya in January: UNSMIL report

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said from 1 January to 31 January 2018, it had documented 102 civilian casualties – 39 deaths and 63 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. This, it reported, was a sharp rise from previous months. Victims included 33 men, …

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