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Amnesty: Libya’s LAAF is ‘brutally crushing’ freedom of expression and peaceful assembly

The Internal Security Agency (ISA), a collection of powerful armed groups operating in areas under the control of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF), is arbitrarily detaining at least nine peaceful protesters and a journalist incommunicado after they participated in a demonstration in Sirte, Amnesty International said today.

Group vow to keep Zueitina oil port closed until handing over power to Bashagha

A group of citizens claiming to represent the Zueitina oil district community announced Saturday the suspension of oil production and exports from the Zueitina oil port and its fields, vowing to keep it closed until Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah hands over power to Fathi Bashagha, the prime minister-designate by …

Russians unlikely to leave Libya, despite Ukraine war

Russia’s Wagner Group, a shadowy paramilitary organisation tied to the Kremlin, has played a significant role in Libya, supporting renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) in the country’s civil war.