Last month, I visited a detention centre in Tripoli where the International Rescue Committee provides health services to migrants who have been detained by the Libyan authorities.
Forces loyal to Libya strongman, General Khalifa Haftar, said a Libyan military commander wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for committing war crimes has escaped from prison.
At least 2,600 migrants and refugees have been transferred to Libyan detention centres in the past two months alone, Amnesty International revealed today.
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.
17 Nigerian survivors of a 2017 migrant boat sinking have filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights accusing Italy of violating their human rights by “subcontracting” their rescue to Libya.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has expressed concern over the fate of nearly 800 migrants who have been held for more than five months in a crowded center in Zuwara without sufficient food to meet their subsistence needs.
Lawyers in the southern Sabha city demanded Monday the Public Prosecutor in Tripoli to immediately investigate the death of their colleague counsel Mokhtar Bin Rajab in his Tripoli prison after his arrest by police upon orders from the Southern Tripoli Prosecution in the past few days.
The number of migrants and refugees detained in Libya has dropped by four-fifths since May 2017, a senior government official told AFP on Monday.
Armed groups across Libya are holding thousands of civilians in arbitrary detention, with many subjected to torture, the UN reported on Tuesday, a legacy analysts said stemmed from ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Dutch Minister Sigrid Kaag of of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wants detention centers for asylum seekers in Libya to close as soon as possible, she said after paying a visit to such a center in Tripoli. She was horrified by the conditions in which asylum seekers live in these …