Misrata to Release Captured Qaddafi Troops

Editorial Comment:

I do not believe this report. Misrata have been responsible for the murder of hundreds of innocent prisoners. They have ignored appeals from various human rights organizations, Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations, the UNSMIL and international lawyers. There is no indication that they have suddenly changed their policies.

The ultimate proof will be their unconditional release of all detainees, without exception.

(See: Misrata Military Court Planning to Execute 7,000 Prisoners Loyal to the Former Government)

Alexandra Valiente
Viva Libya !

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab
Tripoli, 29 December 2013

There are unconfirmed reports tonight that Misrata intends to release all its captured Qaddafi fighters who have not been found guilty of any war crimes.

A statement, apparently from the Misrata militias, said that in co-ordination with the city’s council, all soldiers and volunteers taken prisoner during the three-month siege of Misrata, who were not involved in any crimes or who had completed their sentences, would be released “in accordance with law, human rights standards and society’s noble values”. The Battle of Misrata between February and May 2011 was one of the longest and bloodiest engagements of the counter-revolution.

It was not immediately clear how many former Qaddafi combatants the release might cover.



SOME INNOCENT PRISONERS TORTURED, MURDERED, SENTENCED TO DEATH OR LIFE IN PRISON IN MISRATA:

Khawla Taher Tortured to Death in Misrata
Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Sentenced to Death by Misrata Court
Sheik Khalid Tantoush Sentenced to Life in Prison
URGENT! Mock Trials Have Begun In Misrata For Sheik Khalid Tantoush, Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim, General Mansour Dowe