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Libya: Evidence crimes against humanity and war crimes committed since 2016, UN report finds

There are reasonable grounds to believe that war crimes have been committed in Libya, while violence perpetrated in prisons and against migrants there may amount to crimes against humanity, the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya says in a report published today.

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Amnesty International: Libya’s government must not legitimize armed groups

Members of the Internal Security Agency (ISA), a collection of powerful armed groups operating in eastern Libya, have committed harrowing human rights abuses to silence critics and opponents, including detaining them arbitrarily and subjecting them to enforced disappearances and torture, said Amnesty International.

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HRW: Apparent War Crimes in Tripoli … Summary Executions, Torture, Desecration of Corpses

The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) should urgently investigate evidence that fighters affiliated with it apparently tortured, summarily executed, and desecrated corpses of opposing fighters, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks by the armed group, which is under the command of General Khalifa Hiftar, were recorded and posted on …

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HRW: UAE Strike Kills 8 Civilians in Libya

An apparently unlawful drone attack by the United Arab Emirates that hit the Al-Sunbulah biscuit factory in Wadi al-Rabie, Libya, south of Tripoli, on November 18, 2019, killed 8 civilians and wounded 27, Human Rights Watch said today, after investigating the incident. The UAE appeared to take little or no …

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Attacks of Haftar’s forces on Tripoli civilians continue as fighting rages on different frontlines

Heavy clashes erupted Sunday in southern Tripoli between the Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord and Khalifa Haftar’s forces as the former advanced on different frontlines pushing Haftar’s fighters away amid their shortage of ammunition and supplies.

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HRW: Italy Shares Responsibility for Libya Abuses against Migrants

On 11 November 2019, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch submitted a joint third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in a case involving Libya’s abuses against migrants during operations at sea and upon return to the country in November 2017. 

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