Behind the Sound Bites Lies the Hideous Truth

By Gerald A. Perreira Libya 360° The Organization of North Atlantic Tribes (NATO) brought together the enemies of the Libyan revolution under one umbrella to achieve their desired outcome. This concoction of insignificant non-entities and murderous gangs parading as ‘jihadists’ are now fighting each other over the spoils of war. They have been handed a…

Moscow ‘concerned’ about detained Russian citizens’ fate in Libya

Editorial Comment: This is the crime for which these men are being punished. US-NATO War Crimes: Open Letter From Citizens Of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia Working And Living In Libya MOSCOW, June 30. /ITAR-TASS/. The fate of Russian citizens — Alexander Shadrov and Vladimir Dolgov — arrested in Libya remains a matter of concern to Moscow,…

Libya: Brutal Torture and Lynching of African Migrants Continues

Whipped, Beaten, and Hung from Trees Detained Migrants, Asylum Seekers Describe Torture, Other Abuse in Detention Detainees in Libya’s al-Hamra migrant detention center, one of nineteen official detention centers where migrants and asylum seekers are held, near the town of Gharayan, crowd the entrance to the shipping container where many detained for months on April…

Scapegoats of Fear: Rights of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Migrants Abused in Libya

Nearly a year after the first elections in Libya, the human rights of tens of thousands of foreign nationals, including asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants, continue to be routinely violated. In a context of political instability and lawlessness, foreign nationals, mainly from sub- Saharan Africa, are at constant risk of exploitation, arrest and indefinite detention pending…

UN Refugee Week: Fatima Hamroush Speaks at Youth UPF

Fatima Hamroush Speech at Youth UPF, House of Commons, London, UK. 16/06/2014 Thank you for inviting me to participate as a speaker in this forum. As we speak of the topic of “forced displacement and migration” during the UN refugee week, I think of those who are suffering this injustice and under the watchful eyes…

The Law is Failing the Women of Libya

Hanan Salah LA Times What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard at her public university physically and verbally attacked her, trying to bar her from entering her classroom because she was not wearing a head scarf. The public assault in…

Secret and Incommunicado Detention of Benghazi Suspect Must Stop (Update)

Contact: Natalie Butz, nbutz@aiusa.org, 202-675-8761, @AIUSAmedia The U.S. government must ensure that Ahmed Abu Khattalah, who is being held in secret and incommunicado detention, gets immediate and unrestricted access to a lawyer amid fears that he may be being held or interrogated in inhumane conditions, said Amnesty International today. Ahmed Abu Khattalah has been allegedly…

Decision on the “Request for Leave to Appeal the Pre-Trial Chamber’s Failure to Issue a Decision” filed by the Defence of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi

ICC-01/11-01/11 The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi Situation in Libya Public Court Records – Pre-Trial Chamber I Decision :   10/06/2014 Phase: Pre-trial    Decision on the “Request for Leave to Appeal the Pre-Trial Chamber’s Failure to Issue a Decision” filed by the Defence of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi ICC-01/11-01/11-556 – Original:…

Libya’s Insolence

By Kevin Jon Heller I had a good chuckle this morning when I read Libya’s latest attempt to avoid complying with its obligation to surrender Saif Gaddafi to the ICC. (Which, of course, it may be genuinely unable to do, given that he’s still being held in Zintan. But that’s another story.) The source of my…

The UN/UNSMIL Has No Legitimate Mandate in Libya

Editorial Comment: The crisis in Libya was created through the actions of the UNSC in their passage of illegitimate resolutions that sanctioned war against a sovereign nation. UNSC 6498th Meeting on Libya, March 17th, 2011: Discussion of the Imposition of a “No Fly” Zone UNSC Resolution 1973 UNSC Res 1970 The UN/UNSMIL has no legitimate…

Head of UNSMIL, Tarek Mitri, Announces Political Dialogue Initiative

The UN/UNSMIL Has No Legitimate Mandate in Libya Tripoli, 06 June 2014 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced a political dialogue initiative involving various influential Libyan actors, during a press conference convened by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Tarek Mitri on Thursday 05 June 2014 at the United Nations Information Center…

UN: Libyan prisons marked by torture, deplorable conditions, lack of due process

الأمم المتحدة: 14 ألف ليبي ولاجيء مودعون بسجون مكتظة في ليبيا The Names Of Over 1000 Political Prisoners In Libya Detained Because They Are Black (Reuters) About 14,000 Libyans and refugees languish in overcrowded prisons in Libya, marked by torture, deplorable conditions and a lack of due process, the United Nations said on Friday. About half of…

بعد مقتل أحد موظفيه.. الصليب الأحمر يلوح بتعليق أنشطته في ليبيا

لوّحت اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر يوم الخميس 5 يونيو/حزيران بتعليق عملياتها في ليبيا، في الوقت الذي تحقق فيه بمقتل أحد موظفيها هناك. وقال المتحدث باسم اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر في جنيف فولدا- جابرئيل سوجيرون إنه “من الصعب إلى حد ما معرفة ما إذا كانت المنظمة هي المستهدفة أم أن زميلنا هو المستهدف لأنه غربي” وتابع…

الأمم المتحدة: 14 ألف ليبي ولاجيء مودعون بسجون مكتظة في ليبيا

  القاهرة – “بوابة الوسط” كشفت الأمم المتحدة اليوم الجمعة أن نحو 14 ألف ليبي ولاجيء مودعون في سجون مكتظة في ليبيا وسط أحوال مزرية ودون اتباع إجراءات سليمة وإن التعذيب سمة سائدة في تلك السجون.ونقلت وكالة أنباء “رويترز” عن الناطق باسم مفوضية الأمم المتحدة لحقوق الإنسان روبرت كولفيل في إفادة صحفية، إن حوالي نصف…

The Head of ICRC Mission in Misrata Assassinated in Sirte

The Head of ICRC Mission in Misrata Assassinated in Sirte Gunmen killed a Swiss national working in Libya for the International Committee for the Red Cross when they intercepted his car in the city of Sirte on Wednesday, the Red Crescent said. “The ICRC’s head of mission in Misrata was killed today as he was…

Reporters Without Borders Condemns the Murder of Journalists in Libya

Woman journalist found with throat cut in southern Libya Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Naseeb Miloud Karfana, a TV journalist based in the southern city of Sabha, was murdered on Thursday 29 May. Her body was found together with her fiancé’s in the city’s northern Al-Hay Al-Jadida district. Her throat had been…

Libya’s Puppet Government Apologizes for Detaining UN Observers Charged with ‘Black Magic’

Edited by Abayomi of Pan-African News Wire UN observer at Gaddafi trial held on suspicion of ‘black magic’   Gaddafi brothers are being illegally detained in Occupied Libya. Ahmed Ghanem was arrested by Tripoli prison guards during the trial of two sons of Muammar Gaddafi earlier this month Chris Stephen theguardian.com | 29 May 2014 The…