Libyan authorities have been accused by a European human rights monitor of holding hundreds of Moroccan migrants in inhumane conditions without legal justification for months.
A photographer arrested in eastern Libya in 2018 and jailed by a military tribunal has been released under an amnesty ordered by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, official sources said Sunday.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya called on the Government of National Unity (GNU), the Presidential Council (PC), and the judicial authorities to release, without delay, thousands of individuals still being held arbitrarily in detention centers throughout Libya, according to an official statement.
29 prisoners escaped from the notorious, east-based Gernada prison on Friday after a riot incident, security sources have confirmed.
Amnesty International has condemned the “horrific violations” being committed against migrants returned to Libya with the cooperation of European states after trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Authorities at a migrant detention centre in Libya have denied that an explosion at the centre last month originated in a weapons and ammunition depot a few steps from where refugees were being held or that anyone was injured.
Libyan human rights group says release of perpetrators of Abu Salim massacre does not achieve reconciliation
The Human Rights Solidarity confirmed that the release of suspects involved in serious mass violations such as the Abu Salim prison massacre does not assist in achieving national reconciliation in Libya.
Following violence towards refugees and migrants held in two detention centres in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders-MSF) announced on Tuesday that it will temporarily suspend its activities in Mabani and Abu Salim detention centres.
The Libyan Attorney General’s Office, in line with the Ministry of Justice and Judicial Police Apparatus, called for shutting down Al-Huda prison in Misrata city and transferring the inmates to another facility over violations of human rights.
Families of war prisoners captured by Hafatr’s militias during the recent offense on the western region have pleaded for an immediate intervention by the government, the UN mission, and international and local organizations to release their sons detained in the eastern district.