Authorities in western Libya have released 105 prisoners loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, in a move towards reconciliation in a United Nations-backed peace process following years of fighting.
The Minister of Justice of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Halima Ibrahim, confirmed on Wednesday that she is preparing to form a committee, to be charged with the release of detainees in prisons, which are not under the control of the state.
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) stressed the importance of working to settle and address the issue of detainees and prisoners and the revelation of the fate of all missing persons “completely and comprehensively” in order to create conditions for achieving national and social reconciliation in Libya.
In a meeting between German Ambassador to Libya Oliver Owcza discussed Libya’s immigration issue with the Head of the Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM), General Al-Mabrouk Abdel-Hafiz, Owcaza expressed his country’s support for the closure of migrant centres along the coast.
Libya’s Solidarity for Human Rights (SHR) organization stated that a considerable number of women detained Tripoli’s Mitiga prison are carrying out a hunger strike against unfair detention and inhumane treatment.
After being released, three Russians and one Ukrainian national speak up against the harsh conditions of their captivity in Libya.
Three Russians and one Ukrainian have been released from captivity in Libya, the head of a controversial Moscow-based political organisation said Saturday, drawing attention to the Kremlin’s role in conflict-torn Libya.
Libya’s rivals begun an UN-brokered prisoner exchange as per the ceasefire agreement last week triumphantly with the secure exchange of the first batch of prisoners between the UN-recognized Government of National Accord and Haftar’s forces.
After languishing in Libyan prisons, the crews of two Italian fishing boats seized by the Libyan coast guard in September were released just before Christmas. Back home, they tell DW’s Jacopo Lentini of their ordeal.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) on Friday exchanged prisoners with the illegal Haftar’s forces as part of the ceasefire agreement signed between the two parties on October 23, 2020, in Geneva, which provides for all-for-all exchange of prisoners.