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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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Presidential Council forms Libya’s south security force

The Presidential Council (PC) formed in a Wednesday order a new force tasked with securing and protecting the southern region in Libya, the media office of the Head of the PC Fayez Al-Sirraj, reported.

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Libyan human rights group calls for new Deterrence Agency formation decision to be revoked

Human Rights Solidarity has expressed their concern regarding the decision of the Presidential Council to form the Deterrence Agency for Combat Organized Crime and Terrorism.

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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’s electoral commission to be protected by Presidential Guard

The head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) Emad Sayeh revealed that the Presidential Guard was officially commissioned by the Presidential Council to secure the HNEC headquarters in Tripoli.

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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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