The Geneva-based Libyan Human Rights Solidarity (LHRS) has warned that the targeting of families related to members of the different battalions that form the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shoura Council (BRSC) by forces loyal to Khalifa Hafter is a war crime and must be stopped by the United Nations before it grows …
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 …
(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.
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 …
GENEVA / TRIPOLI (4 September 2014) – Serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law are taking place in the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi with dire consequences for civilians and civilian infrastructure, a new UN report warns.
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.
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.
Gunmen broke into Benghazi home on day of general election, killing lawyer, wounding security guard and abducting husband
Detained Migrants, Asylum Seekers Describe Torture, Other Abuse in Detention
TRIPOLI — What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard at her public university physically and verbally attacked her, trying to bar her from entering her classroom because she was not wearing a head scarf.