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UK Foreign and Commonwealth office report – Libya – Country of Concern

The security and political situation in Libya has deteriorated significantly, resulting in the temporary withdrawal from the country of the British Embassy, along with the UN, and other international partners, including the US and France. There is also a reduced presence of human rights and humanitarian NGOs in Libya, some …

Libya: Assassinations May Be Crimes Against Humanity

(Beirut) – An assassination spree between September 18 and 20, 2014, left at least 14 people dead in some of the bloodiest days this year in the eastern city of Benghazi. The dead included two young activists, members of the security forces, an outspoken cleric, and five other civilians.

Submission to the Universal Periodic Review – Libya

Libya’s criminal justice system remains weak and riddled with deficiencies that the government has yet to overcome, and is ineffective. The government has failed to achieve control over detainees held in many militia-run facilities, such as Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Detainees are abuse in custody, officials often deny them access to …

Libya: Libyan Authorities Shut down 2 State-owned Channels that Taken over by Islamists

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) deprecates the closure of Libya Al-Wataniya and Libya Al-Rasmia channels on Tuesday, August 19, following the authorities’ request from the Nilesat to halt transmission of them, as they are being taken over by the Islamists.

Libya: Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi amounts to war crimes

Amnesty International is calling for all sides to immediately stop the indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi where clashes in recent weeks have evolved into two separate armed conflicts. Such indiscriminate attacks that result in death or injury to civilians amount to war crimes.