Libya Reports From Human Rights Investigations

Editor’s Note:
I have featured every article Human Rights Investigations ever published. They are updating many of their reports so I have decided to post their own archive links rather than post reports that are subject to change as new information is added.

~Alexandra

Responsibility to protect: the liberation of Sirte

October 27, 2011

According to NATO figures, coalition aircraft delivered 415 key strikes on the town of Sirte between Sunday 28th August and Thursday 20th October. We have compared this to the bombing of Guernica and other comparisons have been made to the widely condemned levelling of Grozny. In addition, the rebels, described in NATO circles as a… [Read more…]

Colonel Gaddafi captured and killed

October 20, 2011

Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi was reportedly captured and shot dead 20 October. As the evidence below shows the Libyan leader and his son Mutassim were summarily executed by the rebels, sharing the fate of so many Libyans in this conflict. NATO involvement NATO have said that a French jet bombed 2 military vehicles in a convoy leaving the area… [Read more…]

Sarkozy, Cameron, Obama, Al-Thani and the suffering of the children of Sirte

October 11, 2011

The background to the video and image below is the ongoing bombardment of Sirte by NATO aircraft in support of the rebel brigades who are indiscriminately firing tank, mortar and artillery shells into this urban, civilian-populated area. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has refused to comment on why NATO is not fulfilling its UN mandate… [Read more…]

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International fan the flames of conflict in Syria

October 7, 2011

A major thread running through the story of the Libyan conflict has been the information war – propaganda spread by intelligence agencies, military, media and political groups designed to encourage hatred, conflict, war, foreign intervention, death and destruction. One sad aspect of the propaganda war has been the role played by Amnesty International and – as… [Read more…]

NATO ‘protection of civilians’ – propaganda and pretence to escape war crimes trials

October 4, 2011

As is now well documented, the rebellion in Libya began with violent attacks on police stations, such as this one in Al-Bayda where people locked inside were reportedly burnt to death: An intensive propaganda campaign systematically distorted the facts on the ground, including in particular allegations that the Libyan airforce was bombing peaceful protestors and… [Read more…]

Ethnic cleansing, genocide and the Tawergha

September 26, 2011

Human Rights Investigations has been following the situation of the Tawergha closely and here we draw the information together and find, based on the reports of witnesses, journalists and human rights workers, the situation of the Tawergha is not just one of ethnic cleansing but, according to the legal definition, genocide. HRI has grave concerns, not only for dark-skinned people in… [Read more…]

High treason, barbarity and the importance of the Geneva Conventions in Libya

September 22, 2011

On Saturday 17th September, as reported by Al Jazeera, Ahmed Bani, the interim government’s military spokesman, said gave army personnel still loyal to Gaddafi a last chance to join the ranks of former rebel fighters: “The soldiers and officers who will not heed this last call will be accused of high treason.” The invocation of… [Read more…]

Barack Obama, Troy Davis and Martin Luther King

September 21, 2011

“Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black body swinging in the Southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant South, The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth, Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh, And the sudden smell of burning flesh!… [Read more…]

UN Security Council Resolution 2009 (2011)

September 18, 2011

Security Council 6620th Meeting (PM) Security Council Creates United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Adopting Resolution 2009 (2011) South Africa , Russian Federation Call for Early Lifting of No-Fly Zone Affirming a leadership role for the United Nations in international efforts to support a nationally led process aimed at building a democratic, independent and united… [Read more…]

NATO bombing of Sirte: the new Guernica

September 17, 2011

According to NATO’s own figures, Sirte has been bombed with 340 “key hits” from 25th August to 16th September. (we have been tracking the official NATO numbers in War: what is it good for – absolutely nothing.) According to the NATO operational update for 16th and 17th September: Key Hits 16 SEPTEMBER: In the vicinity of Sirte:… [Read more…]

Ethnic cleansing in Libya: Jesse Jackson Jr slams Mahmoud Jibril

September 17, 2011

Some important reactions to the ethnic cleansing of Tawergha – The San Francisco BayView has followed up on the reporting of the Wall Street Journal, the Black Star News and Human Rights Investigations on the ethnic cleansing of Tawergha with an article entitled: Libya: Tawergha, city of Blacks, depopulated – Rep. Jesse Jackson calls for… [Read more…]

Cameron and Sarkozy in Benghazi

September 16, 2011

It has been described as a moment Prime Minister David Cameron and President Nicolas Sarkozy “will savour for years,” “the ultimate photo opportunity” and “a moment which will shape French and British foreign policy.” When Cameron and President Sarkozy went to Benghazi yesterday to express their support for Libyan rebels, they went straight to the site at which the rebels publicly beheaded… [Read more…]

Cameron and Sarkozy to carry on bombing Libya

September 15, 2011

 Cameron and Sarkozy visited Tripoli today in a carefully staged public relations operation. The two held a press conference with Chairman Mustapha Abdel Jalil and Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril as the two western leaders pledged to carry on bombing Libya as long as it takes. There was, of course, no mention of the recent seal of approval Mahmoud… [Read more…]

Tawargha – the final solution

September 14, 2011

The final chapter is now being written for Tawargha, as reported by Sam Dagher of the Wall Street Journal Mahmoud Jibril, the NTC prime minister, rubber-stamped the wiping of the town off the map at the Misrata town hall: “Regarding Tawergha, my own viewpoint is that nobody has the right to interfere in this matter except the… [Read more…]

Please help stop the NATO bombing in Libya: email campaign

September 12, 2011

Human Rights Investigations supports the email campaign to stop the NATO bombing in Libya, to prevent massacres such as we have already seen in Zlitan and NATO supported ethnic cleansing in places such as Tawergha and to protect the people of Sabha, Zlitan and the south of Libya from further death and destruction. Take just a few easy steps… [Read more…]
 

Libya – The Racist Revolution – Tawargha

September 12, 2011

As our regular readers will be aware, we have been reporting on the fate of the people of Tawergha since the local rebel commander Ibrahim al-Halbous, said he was going to wipe the town off the map. We reported the storming of the town, with NATO support, and the extremely worrying reports of prisoners in… [Read more…]

NATO’s ‘responsibility to protect’ doesn’t extend to black migrants

September 9, 2011

A number of reports now, from a variety of organisations, show that black people are being rounded up, disappearing or being interned in atrocious conditions in Tripoli. Hundreds of African workers are stuck in various locations including about 1,000 at the military port of Sidi Bilal six miles west of Tripoli, fearing for their lives, with… [Read more…]

The fate of the Tawarghans – soon to be shared by Sabha

September 7, 2011

We have been following the fate of the people of Tawargha since one of the Misratan rebel commanders threatened to wipe Tawargha off the map. The same commander then turned up on camera with Orla Guerin of the BBC, as Tawargha was taken by the rebels with NATO support and the inhabitants fled. There can be no… [Read more…]

NATO Media Advisory

September 7, 2011

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO Media Advisory on the correct use of language in case of armed conflict. NATO Headquarters 07 Sep 2011 1. This Media Advisory contains recommended guidelines for the use of language by media representatives in their reports. 2. For further information, please visit: http://www.nato.int . Content: For enemy forces please use… [Read more…]

Human Rights Watch and persecution of black people in Tripoli

September 4, 2011

Today Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports on the arbitrary detention of black-skinned people in Tripoli. HRW is one of the members of the “Responsibility to Protect coalition” and has been slow to condemn the racist atrocities of the Libyan rebellion and has little to say about the bombing of civilians by NATO in places like Zlitan. HRW is not to be confused… [Read more…]

Martin Luther King’s message to Barack Obama

September 1, 2011

As Libyan rebels, who have been lynching black people in the north of Libya, prepare to attack the south and Sabha, inhabited by black libyans, we hope this message from Martin Luther King finds its way through to Barack Obama. If the rebels, who have Al Qaeda links and have already been rounding up black people in Tripoli and NATO… [Read more…]

NATO’s secret weapon – racism

September 1, 2011

Human Rights Investigations has been repeatedly warning about the Libyan rebels and it has become increasingly clear that racism lies at the very heart of the conflict in Libya. It now clear that the rebel forces are NATO (and Qatar and UAE)’s proxy fighters on the ground. Many of these fighters have been recruited and motivated on… [Read more…]

Amnesty and racist rebel atrocities in Libya

August 31, 2011

On the 12th July, Human Rights Investigations wrote: “Given the atrocities committed in Misrata and Benghazi the option of allowing the rebels to conquer pro-Gaddafi population centres is inconceivable – there is now only one option – and that option is peace.” Well, Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen and NATO did not agree and the atrocities… [Read more…]

War – what is it good for – absolutely nothing

August 30, 2011

WARNING VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO: DEAD CHILDREN The following video includes more footage from the NATO bombing of Libya including from a strike on Sorman – very disturbing. The military head of the Libya bombing campaign is Lieutenant- General Charles Bouchard – a modern version of Catch 22′s Lieutenant-General Scheisskopf. The NATO bombing missions continue at the same level -… [Read more…]

More Tripoli Atrocities – Alex Thomson saves Nigerians

August 29, 2011

Alex Thomson of Channel 4 News reports – and probably saves the lives of nine Nigerian men. Human Rights Investigations warned that the failure to find a political solution and the entry of rebels into Tripoli would lead to a humanitarian disaster – and that is what has unfolded. Here are more reports on the… [Read more…]

Finally… The UNHCR breaks the silence on murders of blacks in Tripoli

August 27, 2011

The UNHCR has finally blown the veil off the racist atrocities being committed by Libyan rebels: GENEVA, August 26 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has issued a strong call for sub-Saharan Africans to be protected in Libya as reports emerge from Tripoli of people being targeted because of their colour as… [Read more…]

UN Security Council Resolution 1973

August 26, 2011

The Security Council, Recalling its resolution 1970 (2011) of 26 February 2011, Deploring the failure of the Libyan authorities to comply with resolution 1970 (2011), Expressing grave concern at the deteriorating situation, the escalation of violence, and the heavy civilian casualties, Reiterating the responsibility of the Libyan authorities to protect the Libyan population and reaffirming… [Read more…]

NATO’s peaceful and sustainable political solution: turn Tripoli into a slaughterhouse

August 26, 2011

NATO has been described as the rebel air force, but it is more accurate to describe the rebels as NATO’s ground forces. The National Transitional Council has little independence and NATO controls the rebel ground forces, arms them, trains them, provides advisers, provides massive fire support and decides on strategy. NATO controls the air and sea… [Read more…]

The BBC coverage of Libya

August 25, 2011

The coverage by the British Broadcasting Company of Libya has been ignorant, lazy, orientalist and biased. Anyone looking for real information on what is happening in Libya, Syria or any other country has to turn to social media – blogs and twitter. One of the main problems for mainstream journalists is that they see what… [Read more…]

Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

August 23, 2011

Instigator of racist violence, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, confirmed late on Sunday that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had been detained by “rebel special forces” according to The Telegraph. “Saif was captured in Libya,” he said. “We have confidential information from different sources that we have within Libya confirming this.” Libyan rebels had said earlier that they had detained… [Read more…]

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