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Libyan militia ‘executed 67 detainees’

*Militias were posting videos of themselves executing detainees throughout the conflict as HRW and The Guardian promoted NATO ‘intervention’ The Guardian, 17th October 2012 Militia forces from the Libyan city of Misrata executed dozens of detainees following the capture and death of Muammar … Continue reading

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Human rights disaster unfolding in Libya

‘Humanitarian’ intervention brings humanitarian catastrophe LiberationNews, Derek Ford, JULY 21, 2012 Nine months after the U.S./NATO-led overthrow of the Muammar Gaddafi government in Libya, the country remains entrenched in violence and disorder; human rights abuses are rampant. In fact, according to Nasser al-Hawary of … Continue reading

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The Persecution of Tawerghans

*We’re republishing this piece because we feel it reflects the experience of many Tawerghans. The article refers to ‘freedom’ several times – could this term be anymore inappropriate? The Independent – 18 Jul 2012 Majdi Suleiman Omar was lying on a hospital … Continue reading

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Human Rights Worse After Gaddafi

Minority neighbourhoods have been targeted by groups who rebelled against Gaddafi. Credit: Karlos Zurutuza/IPS. TRIPOLI, Jul 14 2012 (IPS) – “The human rights situation in Libya now is far worse than under the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi,” Nasser al-Hawary, researcher with … Continue reading

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Libya: where violent and predatory militia gangs have become the real power in the land

The Independent – 08 Jul 2012 Libyans voted in their first democratic election yesterday to choose an interim national assembly to rule the country after the overthrow of Mu’ammer Gaddafi. International interest in this crucial election has been sparse compared … Continue reading

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Libyan armed militias ‘have stranglehold on country’

Telegraph – 5th Jul 2012 Amnesty International said that Libya risked repeating the violations that led to the uprising that removed the dictator after 42 years in power last August. On Saturday, Libyans will chose a congress to appoint a … Continue reading

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Libyan military prosecutor shot dead in Benghazi

Chris Stephen guardian.co.uk, Friday 22 June 2012 11.31 BST Juma Obaidi al-Jazawi, accused of involvement in death of rebel commander last year, is killed as he leaves mosque A high-profile military prosecutor has been killed in Libya‘s eastern capital, Benghazi, which … Continue reading

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Essential Viewing

Top Ten Myths in the War Against Libya. Libyan People’s Opposition to NATO/Rebels. The Libyan Crisis: Documentary. Using Human Rights Organisations to Launch Wars. Rebel Racism and Ethnic Cleansing. Lizzie Phelan’s Eyewitness Testimony. NATO’s Planned Conquest of Libya. Amnesty International … Continue reading

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LIBYA UNDER PENTAGON-NATO RULE: Corruption, internecine conflict and the “fruits” of imperialist warfare

by Abayomi Azikiwe Global Research, May 16, 2012 Some 200 disgruntled rebels who fought with the Pentagon and NATO in the regime-change military mission against the Jamahiriya government in Libya during 2011, made an effort to assassinate the interim Prime … Continue reading

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Libya interim finance minister to resign soon, cites “wastage”

By Ali Shuaib TRIPOLI, May 10 (Reuters) – Libya’s interim finance minister said on Thursday he would resign soon because of “wastage of public funds”, citing a now-halted scheme to compensate former fighters and pressure from them for payment. “I … Continue reading

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Libya Immunizes ‘Revolutionaries’ From War Crimes Prosecution

Authorities grant immunity to former rebels who fought to oust Gaddafi’s regime, criminalise any glorification of former leader.  By Middle East Online May 03, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — TRIPOLI – Libyan authorities granted immunity to former rebels who fought to oust … Continue reading

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Courthouse bomb in Libya’s Benghazi wounds four

By Mohammed al-Tommy | Reuters BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – A bomb exploded at a courthouse in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, wounding four people and damaging nearby buildings in a new challenge to the government’s struggle to restore … Continue reading

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NATO’s Slow Genocide in Libya: Syria is Next

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Land Destroyer What the world has to look forward to if NATO and the UN gets its way in Syria. by Tony Cartalucci April 19, 2012 – While Qatari government propaganda outlet Al Jazeera is busy … Continue reading

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‘Rebels’ desecrate WWII cemetery in Benghazi

BBC Attacks on the graves of British servicemen in Benghazi, Libya, have been described as “horrific” by Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt. The Foreign Office said 200 graves and a Cross of Remembrance were damaged at the Benghazi British Military … Continue reading

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Black Libyans caged and humiliated in ‘New Libya’

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Displaced Tawerghans Barred from Homes

Human Rights Watch – Authorities in and around Misrata are preventing thousands of people from returning to the villages of Tomina and Kararim and have failed to stop local militias from looting and burning homes there, Human Rights Watch said … Continue reading

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Netizen Journalism, Libya and the UN

Global Research by Ronda Hauben The Special Issue (vol 21 no 1) of the Amateur Computerist on Netizen Journalism and the story of the resistance to the NATO aggression against Libya is now available at the ACN website.The url is: … Continue reading

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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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Libya: a year on

The Voice of Russia It’s been a year since a bloody civil war in Libya broke out, which lasted into late October and ended in the manslaughter of the country’s leader Muammar Gaddafi after he was ambushed and captured by … Continue reading

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Diplomat Dies in Militia Custody

(Tripoli) – A Libyan diplomat who served as ambassador to France died less than 24 hours after he was detained by a Tripoli-based militia from the town of Zintan, Human Rights Watch said today. Dr. Omar Brebesh, who was detained … Continue reading

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Medical aid group suspends work because of torture in Libyan prisons – Dan Glazebrook

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Fresh fighting breaks out across Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Forces loyal to Libya’s late leader Moammar Gadhafi launched a series of attacks on Monday across several cities, killing seven fighters who helped topple the former regime, officials and residents said. The violence comes as Libya’s … Continue reading

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NTC head may resign if he makes it out alive

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Green resistance liberate Bani-Walid after defeating NATO backed ‘rebels’

Telegraph “There are at least four martyrs from the thuwar (anti-Gaddafi revolutionaries) and 20 are injured,” said Mahmud Warfelli, spokesman of Bani Walid local council. He told AFP the attack was launched by “a group of remnants of the old … Continue reading

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Evidence of war crimes by US, NATO and proxy “rebel” forces

Global Research A report released last week by Middle East human rights groups presents extensive evidence of war crimes carried out in Libya by the United States, NATO and their proxy “rebel” forces during last year’s war, which brought down … Continue reading

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Reality dawns on pro-rebel factions

BBC The deputy head of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) says he has resigned amid growing protests against him. Abdel Hafiz Ghoga told Al-Jazeera TV that he was resigning in the national interest. Several hundred protesters stormed the NTC … 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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Nato accused of war crimes in Libya

The Independent New report criticises Western forces for bombing civilian targets in Sirte during conflict An independent report published by Middle Eastern human rights groups says there is evidence that war crimes and human rights violations were committed by all … Continue reading

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Libyan ‘militia chief’ tortured and killed

TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 18 (UPI) — Former Libyan rebel leaders allegedly detained, tortured and killed a militia leader, family members say. In a new effort to disarm Moammar Gadhafi loyalists around Gharyan, 50 miles south of Tripoli, former rebel leaders … Continue reading

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