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What is behind Libya’s recent crackdown on human rights and activists?

Over the last few months, Libya’s Internal Security Agency (ISA) has rounded up seven young Libyans, accusing them of very serious crimes including that of apostasy, contempt of Islam and spreading of atheism. Such accusations in the predominantly Muslim and overwhelmingly conservative country could be a death sentence, even if …

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Libya: Landmines, Other War Hazards, Killing Civilians

At least 130 people, mostly civilians, have been killed by landmines and abandoned or unexploded ordnance in Libya since the armed group called the Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) withdrew from Tripoli’s southern suburbs in June 2020, Human Rights watch said today.

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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.

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UN Adviser briefs civil society coalition on her mediation between HoR and HCS

UN Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said she had an online meeting with members of the Tadamon Coalition, a newly-formed network of 25 Libyan civil society organizations and women leaders representing ethnic and regional constituencies in Libya and mainly working on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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