Hala El Misrati Is Free!
Hala El Mesrati was taken captive on August 22, 2011, during the fall of Tripoli to NATO-backed mercenaries. She has not been charged with any crime and has been denied access to legal counsel.
Since her capture she has been moved to eighteen different locations under the supervision of brutal militias who have releatedly raped her.
She has attempted to take her life twice and was last known to be detained in Tripoli.
Appeals have been made to Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders. All were ignored.
I implore you to assist Hala by submitting appeals for compassionate intervention demanding her immediate release to the following, reminding them of their duty to honor and uphold these laws:
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
United Nations New York
NY 10017 USA
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
High Commissioner Ms. Navanethem Pillay
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Judge Ajali Albahri
Director General of the Ministry of Justice in Tripoli
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th floor New York
NY 10118-3299 USA
Tel: +1 212 290 4700
Fax: +1 212 736 1300
51, Avenue Blanc
1202 Geneva Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 738 0481
Fax: +41 22 738 1791
2-12 Pentonville Road 2nd Floor
London N1 9HF
UK Tel: +44 20 7713 1995
Fax: +44 20 7713 1800
Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights Council of Europe
+ 33 (0)3 88 41 34 21
+ 33 (0)3 90 21 50 53
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
19 Avenue de la paix CH 1202 Geneva
Tel: +41 22 734 60 01 Fax: +41 22 733 20 57
ICRC delegations: Libya
These are the key ICRC contacts to target:
Ibrahim Al Houni Street
Diagonally Opposite Brother’s Clinic (Al Okhowa)
Phone: (+218) 21 3409 331, +218 21 340 92 62
mobile: (+218) 91 941 80 66, +218 92 523 65 82
Head of delegation:
Mr Georges Comninos
Media contact person:
Ms MESSOUDI Soaade
(+218) 913 066 198
Languages spoken: English/French/Arabic
ICRC Benghazi Al Andalus Street, Al Fwihat, Benghazi, LIBYA
Phone:( + 218) 92 807 7405
Head of offce: Mr. Patrick Schwaerzler
Media contact person:
Ms Dibeh FAKHR Mobile:
+218 (0) 92 330 4560 Sat: +870 772 390 124
Languages spoken: English/French/Arabic/Spanish
*Additional contact email addresses can be found here and if you choose to include these, I strongly encourage specifically targeting the Venezuela, Cuba, the African Union, individual African Nations, Russia and China.
International Media Contacts:
In Happier Times: Hala At Her Wedding
Before and After Capture
Hala And Other Female Political Prisoners Were Raped By Their Captors
Last Video Of Hala. December 30, 2011.
This appeal campaign is © Copyright 2011 by Libya 360° and Viva Libya!. Republication is strictly forbidden. You are however permitted, encouraged and welcome to post the link to the original letter of appeal and petition. On behalf of Libya’s political prisoners, we thank you for your support and cooperation.