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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Presidential Council has dissolved the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) and ordered the formation of Deterrence Anti-Organized Crime and Terrorism Apparatus, which it said will be part of the interior ministry.
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.
The Presidential Council’s Interior Ministry finished Saturday a joint security plan to secure the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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 …