(New York) – The brutal killing of 21 mostly Egyptian Coptic Christians held captive by a Libyan extremist group was a war crime for which those responsible must be held to account. Libyan authorities should take immediate steps to bring the perpetrators to justice, to the extent that this is …
Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) executed Egyptian Copts held hostage in Libya. A videotape posted online showed gunmen from the radical group implementing the death sentence against 21 Egyptian Copts, who were abducted last week in Libya.
The chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHRL) Alhadi Ben Taleb and a board member Ali Alosta were kidnapped in Tripoli today.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered speedy evacuations of Egyptians who are residing in neighboring Libya and want to return home after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants claimed the kidnapping of 21 Coptic Egyptians, the local al-Masry al-Youm news website reported late Thursday.
Representatives of the Warshefana have called for a fact-finding commission to investigate crimes perpetrated against members of the tribe by armed groups during the recent conflict.
A report produced jointly by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “paints a bleak picture” of the human rights situation in the country during 2014, the High Commissioner’s spokesperson said today in Geneva.
Various armed groups in Libya have violently attacked, kidnapped, intimidated, threatened, and killed Libyan journalists with impunity over the past two years, causing many to flee the country or impose self-censorship, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. At the same time, courts are prosecuting journalists and others …
Journalists in Libya must be protected by the state, says head of Information, Culture and Antiquities Authority
The protection of journalists is a national duty and must be carried out by all security offices, the head of Information, Culture and Antiquities Authority Omar Gawairi told the Libya Herald. In an interview with this paper, Gawairi said that all security personnel have been instructed to support, protect and …
There were no fewer than 231 recorded assassinations or assassination attempts in the eastern city of Benghazi in 2014, one independent source reports.
UNSMIL has released a report detailing ongoing human rights abuses and violations of international law, reporting that the armed conflict in many areas across the country is causing hundreds of deaths, mass displacement and a humanitarian crisis in many areas.