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Libyan Reuters, AFP journalists freed after hours of detention in Tripoli

A security bureau under the command of the Presidential Council’s Interior Ministry freed Tuesday four Libyan journalists after detaining them for ten hours since last night, reported Libyan Center for Freedom of Press (LCFP).

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Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

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RFS condemns Serraj PC for institutionalising Rada militia with increased powers

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for the immediate withdrawal of a decree by the Faiez Serraj-led and internationally recognized Presidency Council / Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) in Tripoli that would turn a militia, guilty of abuses against journalists, into an anti-crime unit with very broad surveillance powers.

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Enforced disappearance of Qashout and Yaacoubi is continued

The disappearance of the Libyan chairman of Septimus Award, Suleiman Qashout, and the Director, Mohamed Yaacoubi, is continued since they were abducted on 29th April. The Libyan journalists and the human rights activists are still calling for the disclosing of their fates.

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Libya: Armed Group Detains Media Figures

An armed group linked with Libya’s internationally recognized government arrested two organizers of an annual media award in Libya on April 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The reasons for their arrests remain unknown, and their families have no access to them. 

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Head of Septimius Award detained

Spokesman of the Special Deterrence Force Ahmed Bin Salem said that that they have arrested both Suleiman Qashout, the head of Septimius Award, and Mohammed Yaqoubi the executive director of the award, from a cafe in Hai Al-Andalus district in the capital Tripoli, clarifying that they are being investigated for …

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UN envoy Salame wants to wash his hands of a statement to Alnabaa about his phone call with Haftar

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, declared to Alnabaa TV on Friday, April 13, that he spoke with Khalifa Haftar for up to 10 minutes at his Paris hospital and discussed with him the current situations in Libya. Now Salame changed his mind and wants to cancel his statement.

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