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HCS members from Derna call for Red Cross to intervene as humanitarian crisis grows in Derna

Members of the High Council of State representing the city of Derna Mansour Al-Hassadi and Hassan Esteitah urged the envoy of the Red Cross in Libya to intervene and help to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the besieged city.

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Red Crescent refutes claims of finding 116 Egyptian bodies buried in Libya

The Libyan Red Crescent refuted claims say that it had found 116 Egyptian bodies buried in a desert area, east Libya. Several News outlets mistakenly reported that the bodies are of illegal immigrants, adding that they found their IDs and other personal belongings also buried with them.

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RFS condemns Serraj PC for institutionalising Rada militia with increased powers

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for the immediate withdrawal of a decree by the Faiez Serraj-led and internationally recognized Presidency Council / Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) in Tripoli that would turn a militia, guilty of abuses against journalists, into an anti-crime unit with very broad surveillance powers.

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Libyan human rights group calls for new Deterrence Agency formation decision to be revoked

Human Rights Solidarity has expressed their concern regarding the decision of the Presidential Council to form the Deterrence Agency for Combat Organized Crime and Terrorism.

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Enforced disappearance of Qashout and Yaacoubi is continued

The disappearance of the Libyan chairman of Septimus Award, Suleiman Qashout, and the Director, Mohamed Yaacoubi, is continued since they were abducted on 29th April. The Libyan journalists and the human rights activists are still calling for the disclosing of their fates.

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Libya: Battle for City Endangers Civilians

Forces under Gen. Khalifa Hiftar have started a land and air operation to wrest the eastern city of Derna from an alliance of militant armed groups, Human Rights Watch said today. All parties to the conflict are obligated to respect the laws of war and spare civilians and civilian infrastructure.

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Libya: Armed Group Detains Media Figures

An armed group linked with Libya’s internationally recognized government arrested two organizers of an annual media award in Libya on April 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The reasons for their arrests remain unknown, and their families have no access to them. 

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