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Concern voiced over Italy’s anti-migrant mission

Human Rights Watch, the rights advocacy group, has given warning that Italy’s naval mission to prevent refugees and migrants from setting sail from Libya for Europe could see Italy commit human rights abuses.

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Eastern parliament in Libya rejects Italian-Al-Serraj deal for naval mission

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) has issued a televised statement rejecting any agreements made by the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, with Italy regarding the stemming of illegal immigration in the Libyan waters.

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CDA calls on election commission to prepare referendum on draft constitution as Tebu representatives reject it

Despite confusion over the past couple of days as to whether the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) had legally voted in favour of the final version of its proposed constitution, it today told the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to prepare for a referendum on it.

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Libya: Activists Being Silenced

Human rights defenders, activists, and social media bloggers have been physically attacked, detained, threatened, harassed, and disappeared by armed groups, some of whom are affiliated with the state authorities, in Tripoli and elsewhere in western Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite the killing of an activist and other abuses …

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US State Department report bemoans lack of Libyan counter-terrorism laws and strategy in fight against terrorism

In a report, the US State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism says that although the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) had demonstrated it could be a capable partner with the United States in the fight against ISIS, a lack of comprehensive counter-terrorism laws in the country has prevented successful operations.

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Libya’s Haftar Comes Out on Top

Diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the chaos that has prevailed in Libya since 2011 have legitimized Khalifa Haftar, a former Libyan general whose forces have been accused of torture and executing prisoners, according to the Atlantic Council’s Karim Mezran.

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