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Bani Walid in Ruins

Homes, businesses, and public buildings including Bani Walid’s hospital looted, burnt and destroyed by militias Advertisements

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Refinery protest causes petrol shortage in Libyan capital

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Protests outside western Libya’s main oil refinery shut down operations for a second day on Monday, causing long queues at petrol stations in the capital Tripoli, a refinery spokesman said. Essam al-Muntasir of the Zawiya Oil … Continue reading

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The Fate of Twaragha People in ‘New Libya’

Middle East Online – Jul 11th 2012 At last, the international rights group Amnesty International, published its detailed report on the misery of Tawargha and its people. For readers who do not know Tawargha is a coastal town in western … Continue reading

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Libya’s ‘free’ elections

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Amnesty finds widespread use of torture by Libyan militias

The Guardian A damning report by Amnesty International says that a year after the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, Libya‘s militias are “largely out of control”, with the use of torture ubiquitous and the country’s new rulers unable – or unwilling … Continue reading

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Libya militias threatening stability, says Amnesty

BBC – Armed militias are threatening the security and stability of Libya, Amnesty International has warned. The human rights group says at least 12 detainees held by militias have died after being tortured since September. The report is being released … Continue reading

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Increasingly tense stand-off in the Libyan town of Assabia

BBC An increasingly tense stand-off in the Libyan town of Assabia appears to have its roots in a struggle for control between rival militias. Fighters in the nearby town of Gharyan say militias in Assabia, 50 miles south of Tripoli, … Continue reading

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