A hundred and sixty nine Gambian migrants returned home on Tuesday, after journeying across the Sahara in harsh conditions only to get stuck in Libya, most in jails far short of their intended destination in Europe, Reuters reported.
The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aguilah Saleh, has appointed the Head of the People’s Assembly of Gaddafi’s regime, Mohammed Belgasim Al-Zaway, as his adviser on Arab affairs.
AFP‘s photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was detained late Saturday for the second time in several days by security services there, his family said.
6 women from Benghazi’s Ganfouda were released from prison on Tuesday in a prisoner exchange deal between Benghazi Defense Brigades and Dignity Operation.
The media office of the UN-proposed government’s Justice Ministry confirmed the release of 14 prisoners from Hadba Prison in Tripoli.
Several legal organizations have criticized the crackdown practiced by Dignity Operation militias that is manifested in abductions based on IDs for people they accuse of having sympathy for the Benghazi Defense Brigades at the oil crescent region since they have controlled the area.
Armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of all women and families detained during the liberation of the west of Benghazi except for those facing criminal charges.
Rivals battling in Libya’s eastern oil region have reportedly carried out summary executions, torture and other violations, the UN said Tuesday, as a military strongman launched a fresh assault in the area.
Reports that Seif Al-Islam Qaddafi has been freed in Zintan appear to have been somewhat exaggerated. The son of the former dictator, captured in November 2011 and since held in Zintan, has simply been transferred from the keeping of one authority in the town to another.
Asylum seekers are detained indiscriminately and indefinitely at UK-funded Libyan refugee camps, the UK government’s official aid watchdog reported on Friday.