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The pursuit of human rights in war-torn Libya

Libya, riddled with abandoned weapons dumps from the Gaddafi era, is in the throes of a protracted civil war. The oil-rich country is coming apart at the seams due to conflict which pits the internationally-recognised Council of Deputies against the Tripoli-based rival Islamist government of the General National Congress (GNC).

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Libya harshly warns EU over Mediterranean operation

The air force commander of Libya’s internationally recognised government has warned European countries that any vessels entering Libyan waters without permission would be targeted by air strikes.

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Warning of on-the-spot punishments for Tripoli criminals

Tripoli’s Rada (Deterrence) Force has vowed to use “an iron fist” to counter what it says is a a growing crime wave in the capital. From now on, it said,  it will be punishing criminals, including drug dealers and kidnappers, on the spot instead of taking them to prison.

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EU, Libya hold talks on joint naval force to combat human traffickers

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday described as “constructive” her talks in Brussels a day earlier with Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Dayri, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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For migrants in southern Libya, a whole desert to cross

Ghat, Libya – In the shadow of Ghat’s ancient medina, a small cluster of migrants from West African and Sahel states take refuge under the hilltop fort from the scorching sun. They are searching for work, money, and a ride with people-smugglers across the desert to Libya’s north.

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