Amnesty International: Killing of 12 Detainees Must be Investigated

By Amnesty International
17 June 2016
Index number: MDE 19/4291/2016

Twelve former detainees were shot dead on 9 or 10 June 2016, shortly after an order by the Libyan Supreme Court for their ‘release under supervision’ from the al-Baraka prison (commonly known as al-Ruwaimi) in Tripoli. Amnesty International is calling on Libyan authorities to immediately act on their pledge to conduct an investigation into the killings and break Libya’s endemic cycle of impunity by holding to account those found to be responsible. The investigation must be thorough and impartial and have the necessary powers and resources to be effective.

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