Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, on Saturday, that the Libyan authorities should guarantee the safety and should immediately provide medical care for the 120+ women and children who fled from the fighting in the city of Sirte, in the Misrata prison, where they are being held.
Concern is rising for more than 120 women and children, some of them wounded, held for weeks in Misrata after they were found among IS terrorists in the final stages of the Sirte siege.
Security forces loyal to Dignity Operation have apprehended Sheikh Ismaeil Shaban, the head of the committee of Tawergha IDPs camps in Tripoli and the Tawergha municipality member in Saluq, western Benghazi.
The breakdown in the Libyan justice system has led to a state of impunity in which migrants are subjected to serious human rights violations and abuses, according to a joint UN human rights report published today.
While Libya is going through political division and nation-wide conflicts, migrants from all African countries continue to be the victim of individual and militia abuse in the capital and elsewhere around the country, according to IOM and other relief organisations as well as Operation Sophia of the EU off Libya’s …
Sirte today is a ghostly city. An offensive to liberate Sirte from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group was launched in May. The fighting continues to be fierce, and today little remains of the city but rubble.
Wered vomits every morning. Her dream, like that of so many others, was to cross the Mediterrean to Europe to seek a better life for herself and her family. Now, at 16, she is pregnant after months of rape and abuse by Islamic State fighters, and locked in a Libyan …
The Warden of the Hadba Prison, Khalid Al-Sharif, declined the news reported by news outlets and websites about the death of the former Colonel at the Military Police, Abu Bakr Momen, inside the prison due to torture.
After his visit to the Al-Fallah migrant detention centre in Tripoli, the clearly saddened UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler called for urgent international support to improve the conditions of 7,000 arrested migrants in the capital.
Even as they ruled through fear and brutality, as their counterparts have in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State officials in Libya aspired to create a government with a functioning bureaucracy, public services and a credible judicial system. Residents in the fractured coastal city of Sirte described the militants’ ambitions in …