African refugees who were refused entry by Italy had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, according to the UN migration agency.
Prime Minister Theresa May has apologized unreservedly for the appalling treatment of Libyan national Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, who were victims of a rendition operation.
“I studied to become a nurse, to help people and to serve my country. But now I have no money to even to help my father in his old age,” says Khaled as he pulls out his wallet and opens it to show the empty contents. “Not a single coin.”
Armed groups across Libya are holding thousands of civilians in arbitrary detention, with many subjected to torture, the UN reported on Tuesday, a legacy analysts said stemmed from ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi.
From 1 March to 31 March 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 16 civilian casualties – five deaths and 11 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya, a significant drop from the two previous months. Victims included three men, one woman and one girl …
A young Eritrean man died on Tuesday in Sicily of tuberculosis compounded by severe malnutrition. His name was Segen. He was 22, reported Human Rights Watch (HRW).
In the section on violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, the UN Libya Experts Forum report said that ‘‘The situation of human rights in Libya continues to deteriorate, highlighted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of his visit to Libya on 12 October …
On Wednesday, the Libyan Human Rights Solidarity organisation has warned that dozens of civilians are at risk of death at the hands of Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
Armed groups and some forces affiliated with two rival Libyan governments vying for legitimacy are committing rampant abuses against Libyans and foreigners with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018.
Amazigh human rights activist, Rabea Jayash, was abducted on December 27 in Benghazi by an armed group affiliated with Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army.