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UN report: Healthcare under attack in Libya

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving care or attacked while getting treatment, according …

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Special Deterrence Force arrests sleeper cell plotting for military acts in Tripoli

The Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) said it had arrested a sleeper cell that was plotting to carry out military actions in the Libyan capital in coordination sleeper cells from the Popular Front for Liberation of Libya, which is made up of Gaddafi’s regime loyalists.

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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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