The Libyan House of Representatives should repeal a 2022 Anti-Cybercrime Law that restricts freedoms of speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities in eastern Libya should immediately release anyone they are holding under this law for peaceful expression.
LCW demands fate of poet Tariq Gaddafi be revealed
The Libyan Crimes Watch (LCW) has renewed its demand to reveal the fate of the poet Tariq Gaddafi, 36 years old, who was kidnapped in the city of Sirte by gunmen affiliated with Haftar’s militia, on December 18.
World Report 2023: Rights Trends in Libya
Armed groups aligned with the two rival authorities, the Tripoli-based Government of National Unity (GNU) and the Government of National Stability (GNS) based in the east, clashed in Tripoli and its environs after GNS forces attempted to take control of the capital. The fighting resulted in the deaths and injuries …
Libya’s HoR enacts controversial anti cybercrime bill
The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) has enacted the anti cybercrime bill one year after approving it in October 2021.
The writers retelling Libya’s history through a feminist lens
Hawwa – the Arabic name for Eve – is a young adolescent in 1960s rural Benghazi. She survives multiple pregnancies after having been married off to Adam, a truck driver, and struggles for her freedom and reproductive rights.
Haftar’s militias attack Al Arabiya channel reporter
The correspondent of the Saudi Arabia-run TV channel Al-Arabiya, Muhammad Masoud, was assaulted and beaten by militiamen affiliated with Khalifa Haftar in the eastern city of Tobruk on Monday.
Power cuts touch a nerve and lead to call for politically neutral public demonstrations
High summer temperatures and widespread power cuts varying from 10 to 16 hours over the last week have led to calls for non-aligned public demonstrations next Friday 1 July. Activists have asked the public to cease being apathetic and call for their rights.
Journal of Quantitative Description Article Examines Bias in Social Media about Haftar’s 2019 Tripoli Offensive
On 3 June, Shelby Grossman, Kate Jonsson, Lydia Sizer, and Nicholas Lyon’s article ‘Slanted Narratives, Social Media, and Foreign Influence in Libya’ was published in the Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media.
LOFIM Report: Media Violations in Libya, May 2021 – May 2022
The Libyan Organisation for Independent Media (LOFIM) published a report entitled ‘Media Freedom Violations in Libya from May 2021 to May 2022‘ on 5 May 2022.
Amnesty: Libya’s LAAF is ‘brutally crushing’ freedom of expression and peaceful assembly
The Internal Security Agency (ISA), a collection of powerful armed groups operating in areas under the control of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF), is arbitrarily detaining at least nine peaceful protesters and a journalist incommunicado after they participated in a demonstration in Sirte, Amnesty International said today.