A UN human rights report released on Wednesday reveals a catalogue of violent attacks and threats against Libyan rights defenders, across Libya – and in some cases even after they are forced to leave the country.
On June 25, right after she cast her vote for the new Council of Representatives, Salwa Bugaighis was murdered at her home in Benghazi in eastern Libya. She was Libya’s most prominent female lawyer, a member of the former National Transitional Council (NTC) that led the rebel movement in 2011 and well-known civil activist. In February, …
“When I saw what social media achieved in Egypt in 2011, I decided to use Facebook to start calling for a day of rage in Libya,” women’s rights activist and co-founder of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) Zahra Langhi says. “But now I regret calling for a day …
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Comment: Amid chaos caused by mismanagement, intervention, international rivalries and civil war, ordinary people who hoped for a better Libya are dying, says Vijay Prashad. News comes from Tripoli, Libya of another assassination. It is almost impossible to keep track of the violence there. But this time the story is …
A popular blogger and civil rights activist, Intisar Al-Hasiri has been found murdered in Tripoli, along with her elderly aunt.
Egypt’s foreign ministry fiercely spoke out against reports that airstrikes in Libya last week killed seven civilians, which rights groups have called potential war crimes.
(New York) – At least seven civilians, including three children, died in the joint Egyptian/Libyan airstrikes on the eastern city of Derna on February 16, 2015. Libya and Egypt should conduct speedy and transparent investigations into the deaths.
New eyewitness testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that the Egyptian Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions in carrying out an attack which killed seven civilians in a residential neighbourhood in the Libyan city of Derna on 16 February.
Human rights abuses and war crimes continue, said Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL). In spite of threatened sanctions by the UN and a mandate to prosecute violators by the International Criminal Court (ICC), nothing has been done to curb the abuses.