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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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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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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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Amnesty and the NATO Cover-Up of War Crimes in Libya.

By Christof Lehmann  nsnbc  Posted March 22 2012 By Christof Lehmann – nsnbc. Yesterday, on 19 March 2012, Amnesty International was calling on NATO to “investigate the killing of dozens of civilians during it`s air campaign last year and to … 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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Video-proof-Libyas-freedom-fighters-turned-brutal-torturers.

By Barbara Jones Film shows three men tying up blood-spattered man before whipping him with cables and touching him on his skin with electric wires Man, suspected by rebels of having supported Gaddafi, told: ‘Blood will come from your eyes … 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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Libya: Deaths of detainees amid widespread torture

Press release 26 January 2012 Several detainees have died after being subjected to torture in Libya in recent weeks and months amid widespread torture and ill-treatment of suspected pro-al-Gaddafi fighters and loyalists, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International delegates in … 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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‘Rebels’ Engage in Widespread Abuse of Prisoners

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Leaked UN report reveals torture, lynchings and abuse in post-Gaddafi Libya

Kim Sengupta, Solomon Hughes Wednesday 23 November 2011 Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are … Continue reading

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Lizzie Phelan interviews son of captive Dr Abuzaid Dora; former Libyan Prime Minister and Permanent Representative to the United Nations

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Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi seeks UN political refugee status

Interview with  former Libyan Prime Minister, Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi – 19/07/2011 12/11/2011 Libya’s former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi has applied for UN political refugee status to try to prevent his extradition from Tunisia, one of his lawyers said Friday. “If the … Continue reading

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Libya’s former UN ambassador fears for life in jail

A former Libyan PM and Ambassador to the UN now in NTC custody in Tripoli has suffered broken legs and other injuries following what relatives claim was a murder attempt by guards. The news comes just days after some 300 … Continue reading

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Libya’s NTC detaining and torturing thousands without charges

In investigations of the NATO-backed National Transitional Council (NTC) in Libya, Amnesty International has found the group is holding more than 2,500 detainees in makeshift prisons without charges in the wake of their conquest of much of western Libya. To … Continue reading

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