The continued detention of Libyans held prisoner long-term without trial or any other legal process was condemned at a workshop in Tunis today. Most, although not all, have been held since the 2011 revolution.
Prominent cleric arrested in Tripoli
The Special Deterrence Force (SDF) has arrested Sheikh Abdul-Razzaq Emshirib on Sunday night, eyewitnesses reported, adding that at least five military vehicles surrounded Emshirib’s house before snatching him from inside.
Libyan illegal migration trafficking and fuel ‘‘king of smuggling’’ arrested
The Rada Special Deterrence Force reported yesterday that it has arrested one of the biggest Libyan fuel smugglers and illegal migration traffickers. The accused, Fahmi Salim Musa Bin Khalifa from Zuwara is labeled by Rada as the ‘‘king of smuggling’’ in Libya. He is reported to own a transport network, …
Libyan Criminal Court begins trial of IS militants
The Tripoli-based Libyan Criminal Court (LCC) has started trying terrorists from the IS group who were involved in explosions in Tripoli in Corinthia Hotel and other incidents like murdering security personnel and targeting embassies.
First Presidential Guard recruits graduate
The first batch of Presidential Guard cadets today passed out at a Tripoli parade in front of Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj. The setting up of the guard was announced in May last year, but it not until three months later that its commander, the then Colonel Najmi Ramadan …
Tripoli must be free of all unauthorised weapons by Sunday says PG commander
No unauthorised weapons will be permitted in Tripoli from Sunday the Presidential Guard commander has decreed after a high-level meeting on security in the capital.
Arms entries to Tripoli banned, unlicensed weapons to be withdrawn, Presidential Guard decides
The Chief of the Presidential Guard, Najmi Al-Nakowa, has announced a ban on entering Tripoli with light and heavy weapons, saying all unlicensed weapons will be collected by the relevant authorities in Tripoli, Libyan News Agency (LANA) in Tripoli reported.
Libya: A Political and Economic Trainwreck
Libya is in a Catch-22 situation—political agreement cannot be reached without economic improvement and political stability is necessary to revive the economy. Turning the economy around is contingent on oil production and exports coming back on line, at least in its initial phase. In order to produce and export at …
Military chiefs for western and central regions installed
Head of UN-proposed Presidency Council, Fayaz Sirraj, installed Tuesday Osama Al-Jwaili, from Zintan, as Chief of the Western Military Zone and Mohammed Al-Haddad, from Misrata, as Chief of the Central Military Zone.
Libya: Ensure Safe Return of Displaced Tawerghans
The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has ratified an agreement to allows for the return of the displaced population of the city of Tawergha and should implement it swiftly, Human Rights Watch said today. Some Tawerghan families intend to commence the effort to return home starting on June 22, …